Ireland is at the mercy of a Quangocracy

Government-funded lobby groups crowd out the ordinary citizen from the decision-making process writes John McGuirk   The cost of the National Children’s Hospital – coming in at a touch over €3billion – has been a source of some frustration to voters over the last year. The cost of the national broadband plan, another €3billion, has…

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The great national lie: us and them

I’m always interested in the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, and the kind of country we live in. The English, bless them, still think that the world should give them thanks for civilising so much of it. The Americans are convinced that no country has ever been as special as they are.…