Saturday, October 2, 2010
Very revealing letter published in the Guardian that may equally apply here!
Many thanks for calling it like it is in your editorial (1 October) on the Irish economic collapse. The Irish government has got it wrong again, but the clue to why is not in the "dozy government" line. It is hidden in your quote that "the elite directing the Irish economy is more tightly closed than an oyster shell". Ireland operates like a one-party state and the government is just the political wing of that elite comprising developers, bankers and newspaper owners, with a whole network of vested interests descending into almost every corner of the Irish state and economic life.