Saturday 18 November 2017

Grainne Cunningham: Ordinary Joes and Josephines thin on ground among 'citizens'

Grainne Cunningham

FORGET Big Brother – the EU is listening. At least, that is what we were told was the point of the 'Citizen's Dialogue' event in Dublin's City Hall, where political leaders waited to hear the views and worries of ordinary citizens.

At last, a chance for the common man (and woman) to voice their concerns about the cuts, the job losses and the fat-cat salaries.

Well, not quite. Because ordinary Joes and Josephines were thin on the ground among those who gathered for the launch of European Year of Citizens 2013.

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