Wednesday 22 November 2017

Jody Corcoran: Our something-of-a-radical President 'let at it' again

For Michael D, the problem is not so much the lack of right answers as the absence of the right questions

'Crisis of capitalism': President Higgins railed against the high level of unemployment and increasing inequality in our society
'Crisis of capitalism': President Higgins railed against the high level of unemployment and increasing inequality in our society
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

IN A week when we were told that our politicians, at a time of national crisis, now intend to turn up to work at 9.30am twice a week, and that this constitutes political reform, we also got to hear from our something-of-a-radical President again.

President Higgins addressed Dublin City University on the subject of ethics last Wednesday evening; a theme, a line of reflection which, he said, he hoped – some would say threatened – to develop in the coming months.

Under the radar, it also emerged last week that the State's top civil servant is of the view that the Irish Financial Services Centre, its structures and workings, are not keeping pace with huge changes in the world of high finance.

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