A nation lost
•Let's face it folks, there are three pillars to civilisation: education, safety and health. We need more gardai, more teachers and more nurses.
We need fewer middle-management types and more practical on-the-ground workers.
Why do I constantly read the newspapers and see closures of hospitals, closures of schools and closures of rural police stations and then the next story is guaranteed to be a criminal getting an immensely lenient sentence for a crime that 20 years ago would have seen them in jail for 20 years or life.