Big Tent Politics


Today’s Irish Daily Star

In fairness.


‘…The most significant criticism of the current Government is that it has given conflicting and sometimes contradictory health guidance. The public are frustrated both by the pandemic itself and the mixed messages they receive from those in authority.

This is hardly a surprise given the attendance at the Clifden golf dinner. A Cabinet Minister who sat in on discussions about new guidelines clearly did not understand their reach. A European commissioner believed he was within the guidance and a Supreme Court judge was not very clear about their contents at a practical or personal level.

If these eminent people were confused, it is easy to understand how the ordinary citizen might also be confused. If the new oversight group achieves more clarity around messaging and what is practical then it will have achieved a lot.

But it remains hard to believe, having served in government, that an extra layer will render things more transparent.’

Former Fianna Fáil Minister Conor Lenihan.

Covid-19 Oversight Group could add to confusion over health advice (Conor Lenihan, Irish Times)

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14 thoughts on “Big Tent Politics

  1. Manta Rae

    Does the Irish Daily Star still make money from advertising sex chat lines?
    Very much doubt a paper read by sherman tankers would have any impact on grand scheme of things

    1. Cú Chulainn

      Mostly they keep tabs on the psycho seagulls.. you might laugh now, just wait till you fancy a seaside 99..!

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Inferiority complex level 8.2 on the SHI Troubles meter. Have you no UK websites to proclaim your thoughts on?

  2. Joe Small

    Yes, that’s what we need, clarity from Conor Lenihan of all people.

    Stick to kebabs Conor.

    Is he still trying to build a silicon valley for the Russians?!

  3. Dr.Fart

    “If these eminent people were confused, it is easy to understand how the ordinary citizen might also be confused”

    such an irish ruling parties view, that politicians are superior to “ordinary citizens”

    1. Redundant Proofreaders Society


      (of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere.

      That’s rich.

      1. Dr.Fart

        yea, even in his piece trying to side with the public, and admonishing politicians, he still see’s politicians as being rungs above.

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