Given Ireland's position, so deeply entrenched within the EU, and so deeply entrenched in a neo-liberal market economy, is there really a need for the Irish State? Do people support the State? Why is it important? What sacrifices (if any) are we, as a nation, willing to make to deliver upon the Irish State for the next generation?
These are questions that genuinely interest me. I would love to hear the sincere and considered thoughts of others on these matters.