Lifting the eviction ban leaves Coalition leaders on the wrong side of history

The vote to end the eviction ban has shifted the Dáíl power dynamic and has left Leo, Micheál and Eamon facing women attuned to the public mood

An engraving of an eviction from 1848

Shane Ross

Did our nation’s troika of leaders suffer from collective amnesia last week? Did they dismiss nagging echoes of Ireland’s history from their minds?