Wednesday 20 June 2018

The new Luas is another tale of Ireland's genius

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

The difficulties with the Luas fall into a strange place in our minds, a place in which we have lost our bearings.

In a normal country when something goes wrong with a public utility or with some aspect of public life in general, people can engage their brains in pursuit of a reasoned response, they can see that something was tried, and that something failed.

They know that life is complicated, so they understand that it was probably quite difficult, this thing that was tried, and sometimes they are not entirely sure that they could have done it better themselves - though of course they eventually decide that in all likelihood not only could they have done it better themselves, they could have done it a lot cheaper, and they would have finished it sooner.

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