Sunday 19 November 2017

Colm O'Rourke: Teachers, the party is over. Take the hit

Teachers' unions should be applauding those who negotiated the Croke Park deal, writes Colm O'Rourke

MOST reasonable people must at this stage be wondering how long more we have to put up with the constant moaning and whingeing of all the different groups in our society.

Last weekend, The Late Late Show treated viewers to one long moan from the four panellists. There was not one positive idea to improve things between the whole lot of them. The usual suspects were trotted out -- the Government, the builders and the banks -- just in case nobody knew what was going on for the last year. The best part, though, was when Kevin Myers complained about the bank more or less forcing him to take out a loan.

Are we having a laugh? Everyone has got caught up in the fast-buck mentality. Blaming the banks was just a step too far, and it made the man look entirely foolish.

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