ALISON O'CONNOR: Brian Hayes’ early retirement shows how brain drain is undermining politics

It can bore the pants off many but for a considerable number of people politics is an addiction, says Alison O’Connor.

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source: Irish Examiner
2018-11-09 02:49
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