Thursday 18 January 2018

James Downey: We need more like Lenihan to rescue us from this mire

James Downey

James Downey

WEDNESDAY, middle of the afternoon, St Stephen's Green, opposite the headquarters of Anglo Irish Bank with its arrowhead logo. On the footpath, ice and slush. In the roadway, cars inch along, driven by people who have left work early in the vain hope of light traffic.

These people have worked since early morning producing the goods and services we need to keep us afloat.

No buses. No taxis. Nothing for it but to plough through the slush to Pearse Station. There, the queues for tickets spill out of the doors.

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