Saturday 24 March 2018

An open and largely shut case of deception

Kicking Mary Lou McDonald is one thing, playing political games with sick children goes too far

Il‎lustration by Tom Halliday
Il‎lustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Credit where credit is due. It's uplifting when politicians do what they say they'll do. It's worthy of note when the Taoiseach, for instance, recognises the dreadful plight of children in pain and does something about it.

We were uplifted, those of us who paid attention to Leaders' Questions last Tuesday.

Micheal Martin began proceedings by referring to the plight of children suffering from scoliosis. RTE has done exceptional work in exposing the failures of our medical system in dealing with this awful condition.

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