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We might need parish pump politicians more than ever

Philip Ryan



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Tanaiste Simon Coveney (Brian Lawless/PA)

Tanaiste Simon Coveney (Brian Lawless/PA)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe in Government Buildings, Dublin, as the media is briefed on the latest measures Government Departments have introduced in response to Covid-19. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe in Government Buildings, Dublin, as the media is briefed on the latest measures Government Departments have introduced in response to Covid-19. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

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Tanaiste Simon Coveney (Brian Lawless/PA)

It's easy to condescendingly look down your nose at parish pump politics from the safety of your suburban home surrounded by public transport and amenities.

But the country might need parish pump politicians more than ever. There is also the fact that almost every single politician is a parish pump politician.


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