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Published 13/07/2011 | 05:00

JOE Higgins sprang out of his seat with such speed that a sonic boom echoed around the Dail chamber. And goodness, the Socialist TD put the 'dig' into 'indignation' as he unleashed a tirade in the direction of the Taoiseach over the Government's decision to close the emergency department at Roscommon Hospital.

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"Taoiseach, do you realise what a contemptible figure you cut today, coming into this Dail and using the most pathetic excuses to cover up what is a cynical betrayal of the people of Roscommon?" he began. And it all went rapidly downhill after that, like a bobsleigh full of mixed metaphors.

"How pathetic is it to use HIQA as an alibi? It makes the young fella offering the dog chewing the homework as positively credible by contrast," barked Joe, before managing to shoehorn references to credit cards and women's underpinnings into the same jibe.

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