Saturday 10 December 2016

Put up or shut up

Published 26/09/2011 | 05:00

•How many million people reside in Ireland? Over four million, we are led to believe. Yet we keep hearing the same tired names telling us what to do and how to do it.

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The banking crisis saw the resurrection of men who didn't exactly set the political arena alight when they held the tiller of power. Now they are perfectly poised to benefit from our collective woes.

Another name from the past urges the Government to frontload more pain on to the people. Peter Sutherland carries an aura and expectation with him. When he speaks, we listen. Well, I am tired of listening to millionaires and bankers' representatives telling me how we should live and what more I and my family are expected to give this rotten State.

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