A new round of the same old mistakes
Normal political service will resume next week, while Europe slips further into recession, writes Jody Corcoran
THIS is as good a time as any to remind people that nothing has changed, not really, certainly not for the better; if anything, events have conspired elsewhere to make matters worse. Europe is on the brink of recession.
But still, politics as we have come to expect will resume on Wednesday; that is, TDs and senators will return from holiday, to greet each other warmly, to do what they think they have the authority to do -- authority they do not have -- and always, as ever, to seek out personal advantage.
We are familiar with the rigmarole by now: they will enter Leinster House with a sense of anticipation, particularly the newer ones, imbued with a certain purpose, eventually to be misplaced.