Friday 19 January 2018

Poor must have more than their dreams

'Those who have profited most
from the Celtic Tiger continue to
enjoy cheerful comfort. Mick
Wallace out-shames them all.'
'Those who have profited most from the Celtic Tiger continue to enjoy cheerful comfort. Mick Wallace out-shames them all.'

• All that I read about the recent referendum and the politicians' promises of the good that will emerge from our commitment to Angela Merkel's Europe convinces me that, yet again, we are relentlessly setting out on a mindless march to nowhere. There is no clear sense of how to create a way of life that befits all our people.

Ours is a country that was bewitched by the effortless creation of wealth and now cursed by its consequences. We are left with a nation that has gambled its way into bankruptcy, with the poor and marginalised being those who suffer most.

There is a crying need in Ireland for a radical reappraisal of the relationship between the creation of wealth and its distribution.

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