Noel Dempsey.

The retirement decision of Noel Dempsey reminded me of a conversation I had once with an ambitious candidate about the pointlessness, at times, of Irish politics. He was full of passion for change, and I pointed out to him that Noel Dempsey, who had advocated radical political¬†reforms in the past,¬†had even managed to reach the cabinet and yet still had been unable to actually do anything. It’s a depressing thought.

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