Saturday 24 February 2018

The little people

• Listening to the RTE news the other day, I wondered were we all in thrall to the 'Little People,' cursed by some dark spell for God alone knows what.

The reason for my musing was the second item on the radio bulletin, which informed us that there are now 2,000 ghost estates in our unfortunate land.

However, the thing that made me splutter my tea across the table cloth was the celebratory tone of the announcement that the country was about to borrow another €500m. How could this be good news in the context of the previous news item and the billions wasted and the billions more shouldered by decent souls who had no part in the lunacy of the preceding years? It filled me with a terrible sense of foreboding.

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