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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Powerful look after strong while the weak get it in neck

Published 26/08/2013 | 05:00

Civil servants are getting pay increases of €250m while the State can't fund special needs assistants

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THE economy and the country have changed dramatically since the crash five years ago. That's pretty obvious. But in politics, it seems, it's business as usual.

Of course, the faces in the Cabinet have changed. Fianna Fail no longer governs in perpetuity. Fine Gael is the top dog and likely to stay that way. Labour is now getting the flak that the Greens became accustomed to.

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