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Legal reasons -- robust defence for failure

I fully agree with Sean Lawless regarding the shameless breaking of election promises by the Government (Letters, April 23). More to the point, has any promise been delivered on, or will they continue to hide behind that useful phrase "for legal reasons"?

Did they not have this so-called legal knowledge before making their promises?

In the same edition, we had the great news that Eamon Gilmore is making a play for power, appointing more advisers, his own secretary-general and taking over management of The Economic Management Council (another quango?). Enda Kenny would want to keep the Ides of March in mind -- but then again, are they not all honourable men?

Dick Brennan
Tramore, Co Waterford

Irish Independent