Saturday 18 August 2018

Let's establish who caused this humiliation

The establishment chooses its own facts as the truth and we vanish down the rabbit hole into wonderland

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

For some time, humiliation has been part of the job description for members of the Irish establishment. The pay is still good, and you still get to wag your finger at the common herd, but the position has lost its moral swagger. Because they know that we all know what's going on. The remarkable thing is the extent to which the Irish establishment brought itself into disrepute.

It wasn't the lefties, the liberals or the feminists who undermined the Catholic Church or An Garda Siochana, it was all their own work.

And never has a politician been found out as quickly as the current Taoiseach. By his own behaviour.

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