It's funny the things that make you incandescent with rage. A walk in the sunshine on Easter Sunday morning was spoilt by these posters, on every second lamppost.
Yes there is a cost of living crisis. But it was caused by your party Mary Fitzpatrick. It was caused by the polices of Fianna Fail.
They were the party in power who presided over the false boom, that meant that families bought houses they are now going to lose, when the rich got richer, but the schools and hospitals were still neglected, and people died because changes were not made. Remember Susie Long?
Then there was the bank guarantee, which will drain the bank balances of ordinary people for years and years to come.
Thanks to Fianna Fail we now have a society where the young have to mortgage their futures to get through college, work for free during the best years of their lives and wonder if they'll ever be able to afford a home or a family. Meantime the old die on trolleys in hospitals, and the severely disabled get a free nappy allowance of four per day. Tough luck if you get diarrhoea.
Just like the UK, I predict that before long, there will be tens of thousands of people in Ireland reliant on food banks, probably run by private companies with well-paid chief executives, sounds familiar? And Ireland is still a very rich country. The signs are everywhere if you look: my eldest was taken out for lunch by her Dad to a very nice restaurant in Howth during the week. He had booked, but it was so busy that they still had to wait for a table....
I regularly switch off the radio, because I cannot stand listening to most politicians, or anyone from Ryanair, the pensions, banking or insurance industries. I don't know who to trust, who to vote for, or what policies to support.
But the one comfort is that there are others like me. If you feel the same, make sure you read Liveotherwise, whose political posts and twitter rants always make me want to cheer.
Still, I am reminded that today is the day of the annual commemoration of 1916 Easter Rising. Is this the Ireland that they fought and died for?
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