Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time to end tribalism and form a government of national unity

Enda Kenny meets Micheál Martin during the Easter Rising Ceremony at the Arbour Hill Cemetery on Sunday. Photo: Barbara Lindberg
Enda Kenny meets Micheál Martin during the Easter Rising Ceremony at the Arbour Hill Cemetery on Sunday. Photo: Barbara Lindberg
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Four weeks ago in these pages (Irish Independent, Letters, March 29), I made a reasoned argument for a national government which would put the national interest before all else for the lifetime of the current Dáil.

Since then, social, economic and political conditions have considerably deteriorated in our country as our elected representatives fail to see the bigger picture. I am far more concerned about those vulnerable families struggling to put bread on the table than I am about pre-election promises.

The national constituency has been forgotten, as an undignified and unseemly ritual of tribalism, old score-settling and future power-positioning is played out on the public airwaves. Based on what we have witnessed since the General Election, a minority government won't survive until Christmas. It will be brought down at a time of greatest political advantage to those on the opposition benches.

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