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I'll understand if you don't want to hear it -- but the unpleasant truth must be told

Cosy consensus has led to our talent for reading instructions in the vast spaces between the lines, writes Marc Coleman

Listening to things we don't want to hear is not one of our strengths as Irish people. When the unbearable is spoken, our usual response is to block our ears and circle the wagons. But the comments of Richard Tol, the energy economist formerly of the ESRI, have touched a nerve.


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