Tuesday 21 November 2017

John, wake up and smell the incinerator

The Green minister's strategy shows how parish-pump politics is alive and well, writes Celia Larkin

'Example is not the main thing in influencing others -- it is the only thing.

-- Albert Schweitzer

John Gormley should take note of this quote from Schweitzer. Presumably, when the Green Party decided to go into government they hoped to make a difference in Irish society. It seemed like, at last, a partner in government had a clear agenda. An agenda that was hammered out in the Programme for Government and reiterated in the renewed Programme for Government only eight months ago.

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