Lise Hand: Billy and Betty Brass-Neck show they are not for turning
Brendan Howlin regarded 'Billy and Betty Brass-Neck' sitting side-by-side opposite him in the far corner of the Dail chamber with an expression of incredulity mingled with a soupcon of awe.
He then emitted a small chuckle. "I have to say Deputy Daly never ceases to astound me," he remarked in disbelief.
Gracious -- what could've prompted this impromptu PDA (Public Display of Astonishment) by the Minister of Public Reform for the fiery-tempered Socialist Party TD? After all, cross-chamber compliments in Leinster House are as rare a thing as a beloved banker.