Friday 22 September 2017

Lise Hand: No backstop or backchat as troika heads for the door

Michael McGrath couldn't shake the malaise in the Dail
Michael McGrath couldn't shake the malaise in the Dail

THERE was never going to be skin and hair flying during yesterday's debate on the Bailout Bye-Bye, aka the 'Motion re Exit from the EU/IMF Programme of Financial Support to Ireland'.

It was always going to be a tricky one for the opposition. For there isn't a man or woman in possession of their full set of marbles who isn't turning cartwheels at the prospect of the troika saddling up and getting out of town next month.

Being a polite race, we won't actually bundle them out the door in an uncouth 'here's yer hat what's yer hurry' manner, but nor will we be cajoling them to stay for one final deoch an dorais, either.

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