Yet another ‘expert’, Dan O’Brien, tells us how bad things are in corrupt and dysfunctional Greece.
The background suggestion is that Ireland, while not in the best of shape, is a normal, functional state.
A reader responded to the article.
Let’s repeat that sentence. “IRELAND is a borderline failed state. its society lacks cohesiveness and is deeply divided its economy is in shock.
If the country’s history is any guide to its future, there is serious trouble ahead”…… by the end of this year, 300,000 people will have emigrated and 450,000 people are currently unemployed with youth unemployment hovering around 40%.
There is not a single government worker capable of being paid without the bailout money borrowed at 5.83%. People in glass houses should not throw stones.
It is less than a week since our Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dail that he could do nothing about nepotism at the heart of his government.
Jobs paid for with state funding or borrowing, for which no citizen is allowed to apply? Can that be legal. If it is have we legalised nepotism?