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19 Oct 2012 Comments Off on PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST?

The local government reforms announced on Tuesday by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan are certainly radical ones. Governments have been playing keepy-up with this particular political football for an eternity, it seems, producing intermittent spasms of fancy footwork before kicking firmly to touch. Minister Hogan, never one to shirk a tackle, has now muscled his timorous predecessors aside, grasping the ball and running with it in an emphatic direction. The question is: is he heading towards his own goal? The headline feature of the new ...