Monday 23 October 2017

We must address our inequalities

In his column of December 8 ('Project Ireland is over, broken beyond repair') Kevin Myers seems to display a triumphalist attitude to our loss of sovereignty. He also takes a swipe at the events of 1916 and James Connolly in particular.

Ireland is now very close to being a failed state, and we have a debt burden we might not be able to manage. We have lost our sovereignty and are essentially ruled by proxy from the headquarters of the IMF (with the help of a smattering of Eurocrats).

While austerity measures are tolerable to pay for essential public services such as hospitals and schools etc, they are little more than daylight robbery when used to pay bondholders.

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