Our welfare system is unfair to recipients and taxpayers, it's time for radical change
Published 10/03/2016 | 02:30
Hopefully, after weeks of endless speculating we have now reached a point when we stop talking about process, personalities and political permutations and get to focus on the most import P word of all: policy.
One thing that has become very clear to me after years as a public representative and after meeting tens of thousands of distressed constituents is that the Irish social welfare system is unfair and needs to be completely overhauled.
It is not only unfair to those whose needs it supposedly serves, it is also unfair to those who pick up the tab and indeed to the many hundreds of public officials who try to make it work.