Thursday 22 February 2018

James Downey: Time to abolish Seanad and get down to real political reform

James Downey

James Downey

THERE is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

That sentence is probably the one most frequently quoted from the works of Niccolo Machiavelli.

He wrote it 500 years ago, but politicians of any century should take it to heart.

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