Saturday 24 March 2018

Stop forgiving, stop forgetting

The greatest scandal about Tallaght Hospital's mismanaging of GP referrals, is that we are no longer scandalised by such things. The endlessly forgiving -- and too often gullible -- Irish people need a crash course in cynicism.

It seems rather obvious that opening referral letters in Tallaght, and perhaps all of our hospitals, would mean a lengthening of waiting lists.

When we juxtapose the news that 38pc of all activity in Tallaght is to service private patients, while at the same time it operated huge waiting lists for second-class citizens, albeit in the mailroom, then a focus forms on the true nature of our society. If Mary Harney possessed any capacity for moral and ethical culpability she would acknowledge the now vacuous nature of her political philosophy.

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