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Now is not the time for Harris to reignite debate on public v private

Martin Heydon


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Martin Heydon TD is chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party

Martin Heydon TD is chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party

Martin Heydon TD is chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party

It's easy to be perched on the ditch hurling brickbats at the Government throughout this battle against Covid-19.

Two commentators did so in last weekend's Sunday Independent, questioning Fine Gael's approach to the private sector and small businesses.

Fair enough. Government is absolutely accountable to those who elect it. And criticism is only right and proper. But when considering a critique, a quick scan of the facts offers a completely different picture.