Tuesday 20 March 2018

John Paul McCarthy: Coalition picking a fight with feeblest institution in State

Seanad referendum is a government attempt to divert attention from crushing majority.

John Paul McCarthy

Today, dear reader, is Bloomsday and James Joyce continues to hover over our national life like a watchful parent.

He had someone tell a good joke in Ulysses that helps us make sense of recent political events.

A blowhard lifts his glass at one point in the book and says: "Ireland they say has the honour of being the only country which never persecuted the Jews."

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