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Government is on autopilot as we brace for a crash landing

Eoin O’Malley


Amid mounting crises, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael lack a plan to steady the ship and reassure voters 

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People queue at the departure gates in Dublin Airport. Picture by Damien Eagers

People queue at the departure gates in Dublin Airport. Picture by Damien Eagers

People queue at the departure gates in Dublin Airport. Picture by Damien Eagers

Those people lucky enough to get through the chaos in Dublin Airport to their holidays might wonder if they really want to get home.

There is a sense that everything in Ireland is in crisis. There is a housing crisis, a cost-of-living crisis, childcare crisis, and a climate crisis. Soon we’ll have a euro crisis. The chaos in Dublin Airport might just be a metaphor for the country. 


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