Monday 5 December 2016

Ahern should save advice for himself

Published 26/07/2010 | 05:00

"Let them eat cake" -- isn't that what Dermot Ahern, the ironically titled Justice Minister, said to the Irish public recently?

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Well, he didn't actually say this, but he might as well have done.

By telling the Irish people to spend rather than save, he was not just demonstrating his utter and shocking lack of knowledge of the extent and reach of poverty in Ireland, he was also demonstrating that his party has come to represent only the wealthy over the past 15 years of economic madness.

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