Thursday 24 August 2017

Fiach Kelly: Seanad's dancing pandas give late late Leno the runaround

Fiach Kelly

THE Seanad is a place for serious debate, for stroked chins and furrowed brows. A place where men with grey hair and none and women of the world chew over issues of the day with tastebuds more refined than their uncouth brethren in the Dail.

And so it was supposed to be again yesterday, as senators worked on a Friday -- a rare occasion -- to give the Finance Bill due consideration at a time when the Upper House is fighting for its very survival.

(They also sit today, the poor unfortunates, so think of them in there windbagging as you eat your Saturday fry.)

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