I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR
Posted on 22nd May 2022
I love this time of year. Nature’s colours seem that more intense. Birdsong fills the air. Butterflies flit around and hares go running past my window. Everything seems so green and fresh. This brings me on directly to one of the party’s of our government, the Greens. So Neasa Hourigan and Patrick Costello have been expelled from their party for 6 months because they voted in favour of a Sinn Fein motion on the National Maternity Hospital. The question then arises – does this undermine the stability of the coalition government? Not really, although I would have to say it’s not entirely helpful. Neasa Hourigan has form when it comes to this kind of behaviour. On the last occasion she was even Chief Whip, so whilst they rocked the boat no water got in. I have watched and listened to the debate over the National Maternity Hospital and from my perspective I think the Taoiseach has shown leadership and the government has made the right decision. I see no danger of a catholic ethos being imposed on the institution and any further delay in proceeding with the project does a disservice to the women of Ireland.