Friday 24 November 2017

'Parish pump' is not the problem

Your editorial of December 18 contains the statement, in relation to the problems confronting the country, that "the most basic malaise" is "parish-pump politics".

It was not the actions of ordinary people around the proverbial parish pump which bankrupted the country. That was achieved by the decisions of a small number of the country's most powerful citizens around the Cabinet table and in the boardrooms of the banks.

A Leavy
Sutton, Dublin 13

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