Monday 23 January 2017

Take heed, politicians, the people are watching you

Published 12/04/2016 | 02:30

Former deputy director of the IMF Ajai Chopra. Our politicians should ask the Troika for help to solve the housing and health crises. Photo: Tom Burke
Former deputy director of the IMF Ajai Chopra. Our politicians should ask the Troika for help to solve the housing and health crises. Photo: Tom Burke

As the circus continues in the Dáil, we hear health, housing, rural affairs, etc, mentioned in the media as priorities. However, the focus has turned to gaining power, perhaps at any cost.

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It seems that the message to TDs is if you don't vote for me as Taoiseach, there will be another election and you will perhaps lose your seat.

But what about these priorities mentioned above? Lip service continues to be paid to them but the money is not there to make any meaningful impact in the medium term. The leading players know this but continue on in an ad hoc basis.

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