Poor must have more than their dreams
• 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.