Elaine Byrne: Misreading the political mood

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett was on Today with Sean O’Rourke desperately trying to explain the latest scandal involving his office.

Corruption expert Elaine Byrne tweeted the following in response.

Sympathy for the creeping attempt at politicising the position of Ceann Comhairle but manner of response does himself no favours.

This misses the underlying reason for this and other more recent incidents involving the Ceann Comhairle’s office.

The reality is as follows:

The first republic came to a shuddering and ignoble end on 29 September 2008 when the current political regime lost control of the nation’s economy.

Since then, the regime, which is irredeemably corrupt, has been desperately struggling to reclaim its full power and control.

This latest pathetic spat between the various groups that make up that corrupt regime is just the latest indication that they are failing, that the entire system is crumbling.

Meanwhile, the significant numbers of ordinary citizens who have been politically radicalized as a result of the oppressive measures taken by the corrupt regime to maintain its power are patiently, for the moment, waiting in the wings.

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