Delivering what Irish people want:
Gary Gannon, Social Democrat TD for Dublin Central
Irish people are less conservative than their politicians who need to catch up with this shift, argues Gary Gannon. Public opinion recently forced changes to abortion laws for example. The pandemic has revealed a desire for the state to create new homes, because the market isn’t providing, while poorer citizens have borne the brunt of Covid in cramped conditions. And people want more priority over cars, especially in Dublin. The Republic needs more ‘morally viable’ policies, he suggests.