It's chairman has been appointed head of the Constitutional Convetion.
And it's agenda - abortion, same sex marriage, secularising education and protecting its public sector readerhip - is now clearly given government priorty over what we thought the government was elected for (fixing the economy, jobs).
The Irish Times is bought by about 2 per cent of the population - mostly a public service and slightly left of centre elite who want to replace the catholic church with their secular equivalents (HSE, Bureaucracy, quangos). Members of its trust include that secular equivalent of John Charles McQuaid himself, David Begg (who also sat on board of our financial regulator)
The fact that it has set an agenda on abortion - using tragic death of Savita - to get all parties and RTE to dance to its tune and the fact that its chairman is heading the constitutional convention shows its awesome power.
So the question is: Do our politicians govern in the interests of the Irish People? Or the Irish Times.
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