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Friday 9 December 2016

The fourth bridesmaid

Published 16/12/2012 | 05:00

Madam – The airwaves hum with hilarious spins on the story of the Prank Pizza. Some of us might be tempted to call it the Parable of the Prank Pizza – an allegory on the failure of the mainstream political parties to deliver even the entirely mythological promised pizza of a true republic to the Plain People of Ireland.

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Unfortunately, we are not players in a laugh-a-minute pre-Christmas pantomime. What we are in is 'for real'.

What kind of society may we have eventually? If and when we 'get out' of the 'crisis'? Beneath and beyond the immediacy of the economic and financial crisis, lies a more serious political crisis. We face the real probability of a succession of right-of-centre governments, combining Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and whatever Independents would prefer not to have frequent elections.

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