Sunday 4 December 2016

A blockheaded publicity stunt

Published 06/11/2010 | 10:51

THE Government's lack of sense when engaging with the public is simply astonishing.

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What precisely do all those highly paid "advisers" do? Our gaffe-prone Taoiseach has three of them. Last week, ministers rolled up to their Farmleigh House meeting in smug style, each in his own chauffeur-driven Mercedes, to discuss ways in which "everyone will have to share the pain".

They seemed surprised that ordinary citizens might find such a spectacle inappropriate, not to say revolting.

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