Bowed and cowed
The most sickening aspect of this once proud sovereign nation as it continues to spiral ever downwards is the voluntary castration of our political leadership.
It is quite clear that Fine Gael and Labour, having clung for so long to the flimsy coat tails of ''some day our turn will come'' have fallen into the classic trap of ''going native'' within a wet week of donning the mantle of power.
This administration has flip-flopped from the hollow, populist rhetoric that got them elected to cowing down to the same senior civil servants who always call the shots. This is the same coterie of civil servants who are so imbued with the very flawed notion of a United States of Europe that they insist we blindly follow whatever diktat emanates from the mouths of eurocrats.