Thursday 19 January 2017

Credit to Coalition for decisive moves

Published 23/07/2011 | 05:00

NATURE shows that turtles only advance when they are ready to stick their necks out of their shells. This week was the first in a long time that this country has been seen to move forward on two important fronts; one economic, the other social.

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In both instances progress was as a result of laying it straight on the line, and taking bold steps . The Government, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, deserve credit for lifting the economic siege; and also for hammering home a blunt message that has put Church/State relationships on a new footing.

The era when the Government of the day was passive, and Rome was the dominant partner in Church/State relationships seems over.

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