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Patrick Murphy: Coronavirus crisis shows we need more hands-on government, not less

First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle OÕNeill (right) with Health Minister Robin Swann (centre right) and Education Minister Peter Weir (centre left) giving a Covid 19 update to the media at Stormont on Thursday. Picture by PA Wire 
While the spread of the coronavirus is a stark reminder of the frailty of human life, it is also a sobering story of how politics, government and people can add to that frailty through self-interest, [...]

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