'Republic of Opportunity' remains just a big slogan
Some parents may recall reading the much-loved 'Winnie the Pooh' bedtime stories, by the English writer AA Milne, to their children. These featured the loving mother kangaroo, Kanga, and her vulnerable little baby, Roo.
And, since it is something of a mouthful, there was no great surprise to find Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's lieutenants calling the 'Republic of Opportunity' draft document by its initials 'RoO'.
Similarly, Mr Varadkar's 'RoO', as it was first unveiled, seemed rather small and helpless in a political sense. The Fine Gael policy wonks like to call it "a rolling political programme", which will, ideally and in fullness of time, be honed into party policies aimed at changing citizens' lives for the better.