When was the last time a sovereign decision was made in Ireland - or in most other European countries either? It seem that administration has taken the place of sovereignty for most states. We are constantly told that we have to "impress" the markets, or not frighten them anyway. We can organise ourselves to place ourselves better in the eyes of "the markets," but, there is never any question whatsoever about making a sovereign decision to change our way of life completely. To upset the markets would be considered a worse crime and example of sheer insanity than upsetting God was in the middle ages. At lest heresy was thinkable in the middle ages. Upsetting the markets is utterly unthinkable today.
Many discussions are held on RTÉ current affairs. But, never will you see a serious discussion on getting rid of the capitalist system and adopting a better way of doing things. Private property will NEVER be questioned. In short, no sovereign process of decision making will EVER be engaged in - but merely administering the status quo to better facilitate the markets. Sovereignty is, in effect, considered impossible.