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.
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.