Parish pump politics – Alive and well

From the Attic Archives.

Cork Examiner (?) 15th January 1992

Martin calls for change

Ireland’s financial and economic woes will never be solved until the country rids itself of its ‘unhealthy emphasis on parish pump politics’, Fianna Fail Deputy Michael Martin stated in a hard-hitting address in Cork last night.

Deputy Martin added that the current political, electoral and parliamentary systems waste too much time and need to be radically overhauled if the economy is to thrive.

His statements were made during an address to the Munster and Connaught Society of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Well, we know what happened – the economy is dead but parish pump politics is alive and well.