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Excellent and in depth article from Johnny Fallon, John.
It has become fashionable to always be the one who puts something down. We love to give our country or system a kick and hope that that makes us sound edgy. There is no doubt that there is a lot wrong with Ireland and politics, but it will certainly never be fixed by perpetuating a myth that the entire country is a ‘kip’ or that we have only ever elected ‘gobshites’. We especially like to do this if the people in control don’t happen to be of our political persuasion. Anyway, it occurred to me that there are many politicians who have achieved various things and this needs to be noted.
It is of course a dangerous task to embark upon. Firstly there is the matter of each individuals political leanings, those who support one party are rarely willing to listen to the virtues of an opponent. Secondly there is…
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