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John Downing


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A reckoning: As Taoiseach, Micheál Martin faces a series of challenges in the post-Covid world. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A reckoning: As Taoiseach, Micheál Martin faces a series of challenges in the post-Covid world. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A reckoning: As Taoiseach, Micheál Martin faces a series of challenges in the post-Covid world. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

All cards on the table face up. That's not a bad place to start. This writer has looked at life from two very different sides. I was a well-paid adviser from July 2007 onwards, with an exaggerated job title and a posh office in Government Buildings.

And three-and-a-half years later, from February 2011, I was a regular signer at my local dole office gratefully collecting €188 per week.


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