Martina Devlin: Good cop, bad cop act can't mask Budget pain
'A RUINED village was left here . . . occupied by unemployed and angry people who were tormented by a prosperous past and the bitterness of an overwhelming and static present,' reads Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 'Leaf Storm'.
It sums up Ireland today.
Ruined prospects and an unemployed people trapped in an immobile present. And many of our people will continue to be jobless, that most hope-sapping of conditions, judging by yesterday's Budget.