Wednesday 20 September 2017

Sarah Carey: Is there a politician left who’ll be brave enough to show compassion for an unfortunate case?

Niall Collins,Fianna Fail deputy for Limerick at Leinster House yesterday. Picture: Tom Burke
Niall Collins,Fianna Fail deputy for Limerick at Leinster House yesterday. Picture: Tom Burke

"The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth like the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest, it blesseth him that gives, and him that takes." - The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare

There’s a thriving industry in Ireland.

Using the media as its retail point, it sells masochism and national self-loathing by the bucketful. Marketing cynicism to a people crushed by stress and despair, the customer base is ripe.

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