Bernie Goldbach in Cashel | Image from Sunday Times
THERE'S PLENTY FOR IRISH journalists to write about in the run-up to yet another bout of austere budgeting and the Irish Minister for Health is obliging by offering easy column inches around a politically-motivated decision to prioritise new primary health care centres in his constituency.
Minister James Reilly proves successful politicians bring home the bacon. It's not much different in any other country. I'm surprised voters thought a new coalition government would be any different than the way Irish politics have operated for decades.
I fingered a few other stories in both the Sunday Times and Sunday Business Post, creating a short audio along the way. I've produced the video from the Financial Times since it contained information relevant to Apple and Foxconn, two companies we discuss in fourth year modules I teach for the Limerick Institute of Technology.