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Enough is Enough

Fintan O’Toole

Enough is Enough: How to Build a New Republic by Fintan O’Toole is a sequel to the Irish number one bestseller Ship of Fools. Enough is Enough takes on the financial crisis and asks: what next?

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571270095
Date Published
07.07.2011
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Summary

The Republic of Ireland, which declared itself in 1949, allowed the Catholic Church to dominate its civil society and education system. Investment by American and European companies, and a welcoming tax regime, created the ‘Celtic Tiger’ of the 1990s. That brief burst of good fortune was destroyed by a corrupt political class which encouraged a wild property boom, leaving the country almost bankrupt.

What Ireland needs now is a programme of real change. It needs to become a fully modern republic in fact as well as name. Politicians have been let get away with murder, and there is a fatalistic sense that nothing can change. The country needs to encourage participation in, and oversight and knowledge of politics, to make people feel that they have a right to challenge the old party machines and to make a difference. It is their country, after all.

FintanO'Toole

Fintan O’Toole is one of Ireland’s most respected and controversial political and cultural commentators, and an acclaimed biographer and critic. His books include White Savage, A Traitor’s Kiss, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, the number one bestseller Ship of Fools, which Terry Eagleton called ‘a brilliant polemic’, and its sequel Enough is Enough. He lives in Dublin and is a…

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