Wednesday 17 October 2018

Latest smoking proposals are about control, not health

Out of touch: The smoking ban could be extended to outside pubs
Out of touch: The smoking ban could be extended to outside pubs
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

There used to be a well-worn phrase that all political careers end in failure. But not in Ireland, oh no.

In fact, in Ireland, political failure just means you get sent to the Seanad.

Like those parachute payments in the Premier League which give the relegated clubs bundles of cash to help them cope, we also like to throw our rejected politicians a bone to soften the blow of being relegated from their seat.

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