Monday 11 December 2017

James Downey: Rage over creches must be directed to right places

Frances Fitzgerald
Frances Fitzgerald
James Downey

James Downey

FEW things in life do more to inflame emotions than the ill-treatment of children, and the anger caused by RTE's disclosure of the childcare scandals was profound.

But was it well directed? Will it last? Or will it peter out, like so much Irish anger and so many Irish protests, in "ah, sure" indifference and inaction among people at large, though not among shocked and furious parents?

At the core of the affair was a flaw well known to anyone who takes an interest in public affairs: the inadequacy of the Irish administration and the lack of faith in any improvement.

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