Wednesday 21 February 2018

Paul Melia: We need long-term vision from politicians

Bride-to-be Mary Catherine Conroy from Bóthar Buí, Tír an Fhia, Connemara, took a detour to the polling station at Carraroe to cast her vote in the general election. Photo: Seán Ó Mainnín
Bride-to-be Mary Catherine Conroy from Bóthar Buí, Tír an Fhia, Connemara, took a detour to the polling station at Carraroe to cast her vote in the general election. Photo: Seán Ó Mainnín
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

By any yardstick, this has been a dull General Election. There has been no standout moment, no point over recent weeks where a politician or party produced an idea which captured the public's imagination.

There's a simple reason why - our politicians are jaded, too taken with arguing and scoring cheap political points than setting out an ambitious agenda to renew our Republic.

The conversation needs to move on if we are to realise the grand ambition of the heroes of 1916. We, the citizens, should be demanding more.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss