Bad example . . . Banks . . . Tax hikes . . . Purgatory
Published 31/03/2010 | 05:00
My faith in the ability of the unions to reform our ailing health service was not exactly bolstered by the sight of one of their negotiators puffing on a cigarette in front of the cameras on his way into the talks in Croke Park.
Our hospitals spend almost €1bn to treat smoking-related illnesses every year, so what kind of example does this set?