Irish politics no place for planning
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A file photo of the site where the remains of children were found at the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: EPA/AIDAN CRAWLEY
The politics of today and tomorrow are all that matter for Irish politicians.
The parties never look past the next election. There is no forward planning, no long-term policy and no real engagement with an issue until it becomes a crisis.