ALISON O'CONNOR: Mind your language: Words really matter in the world of politics

Alison O’Connor argues that Simon Coveney, through his words, is pointing the blame for homelessness not towards him or his Cabinet colleagues but to ‘the State’ — to all of us.

Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of opinion writers

Not a member yet? Register here

Related Articles

Ban on living in public areas to come into force in Hungary

Inner City Helping Homeless asking EU for support to tackle homelessness

Dublin homeless charity to receive European Citizen's Prize

'It’s a struggle every day getting up', says homeless teen

More in this Section

A little bit of boom keeps us caught in the old cycle


Join the conversation - comment here

House rules for comments - FAQ


Breaking Stories

Man hospitalised after collision between car and horse and carriage

Hard border must never return, says presidential candidate Sean Gallagher

Jail for man who helped criminal gang murder Dublin bar manager

'Hand the shame back': Meath abuse survivor urges victims to come forward in UK police video

Breaking Stories

Online Lives: Megan Kessie - 'Writing my blog became an escape'

Appliance of Science Are all raindrops the same size and shape?

Dernish in touch with the past

May we get sense and keep this world degree by degree

More From The Irish Examiner