While Phil Hogan has put local government reform front and centre (how odd that Waterford and Tipperary have been front-loaded while Kilkenny remains untouched), he doesn’t appear to be prioritising action on a domestic killer: radon.
Look at it this way: 241 people were killed on the State’s roads last year, making Ireland the seventh safest EU Member State to drive in.
Millions of Euro, and rightly so, have been spent over the past decade in an effort to improve the behaviour of Irish motorists.
Billions have also been spent improving our road network and clearly both of these developments have led to less death and serious injury.
And that’s clearly good news, something Gay Byrne might be reminding us all about between now and October 27th.