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The honeymoon is already over and radical thinking is needed

Jody Corcoran


The old way of doing things is over and centrist parties must embrace the need for change

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TK Whitaker

TK Whitaker

TK Whitaker

The relatively muted reaction to the election of the new Government tells Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Greens that the honeymoon is already over. The time to deliver is at hand. Demand has never been higher and the challenge never greater. There will be no hiding place for this novel coalition. That is as it should be.

Rather than daunt the Government, the sense of (wary) public expectation should turbo-charge its resolve, encourage it to take risks and be "radical", for not in several generations has the opportunity existed to "change" the country for the better.

Some scoff at the words "radical" and "change" and question what they mean - as if they mean nothing at all. You will find such people usually have quite a comfortable life. And in five or 10 years you will hear them whistling past the graveyard.