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Thoughts on civil society in Ireland

This post is an experiment in “stream of consciousness” writing without correction or editing after the fact. Here be mixed metaphors! Snow brought us to with inches of collapse, another failure on top of all the others; no transport, alternate shortages of salt and water. No-one cared quite enough to really do anything, but the [...]

For the want of salt, the Republic was lost

A week ago, in the midst of what RTÉ christened “The Big Freeze”, I had a realisation about my demands of government, national and local. I no longer expected niceties like a public health system or public transport. My sole demand of the State was now that the roads would be clear of snow and [...]