Sir, – Michael McDowell always manages to pose important questions and challenges the reader to look outside the box. His article “Is there room for another political party?” (Opinion & Analysis, October 13th) should surely lead to debate. From what I hear daily from my interaction with people from all sections of society, he is not alone in asking that question.
Groupthink is flourishing, leading as it does to poor-quality decision making, with many voices being excluded. Our democracy needs to be understood and valued and this can only happen when people realise that their contribution can make a difference.
Groupthink, supported by corporate language, has conspired to silence alternative voices in so many areas of public life. – Yours, etc,
Director of Services,
A chara, – Michael McDowell asks “Is there room for another political party?”.
He’s been there. He’s done that. Let him reflect on his T-shirt. – Is mise,
Co na Gaillimhe.
Link to the Irish Times here