Sunday 4 December 2016

'Parish pump' is not the problem

Published 21/12/2010 | 05:00

Your editorial of December 18 contains the statement, in relation to the problems confronting the country, that "the most basic malaise" is "parish-pump politics".

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It was not the actions of ordinary people around the proverbial parish pump which bankrupted the country. That was achieved by the decisions of a small number of the country's most powerful citizens around the Cabinet table and in the boardrooms of the banks.

A Leavy
Sutton, Dublin 13

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