Wednesday 29 March 2017

Kenny speech marks final break between Church and State

NOBODY saw it coming. No one. It was the second-last day of a long, hectic, relentless Dail year. Everyone in Leinster House was battle-weary from the helter-skelter months of turbulence and seismic change. Everyone had one eye on the blue holiday horizon.

Moreover, it was lunchtime in Leinster House and a break in the Dail business was scheduled before statements into the Cloyne Report would begin.

A lot of the denizens of the House were in the canteen or member's restaurant or were at their desks, casually monitoring the packed Dail schedule on the live television feed.

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