Tuesday 27 June 2017

Opposition holds Coalition's fleet to the fire with Merc-enary zeal

Brian Cowen arrives for a cabinet meeting at Farmleigh House in his Mercedes earlier this week. GARETH CHANEY COLLINS
Brian Cowen arrives for a cabinet meeting at Farmleigh House in his Mercedes earlier this week. GARETH CHANEY COLLINS
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

When will they ever learn? It's not rocket-science, after all. It's certainly nowhere as complicated as trying to find a spare 15 billion scoots down the back of the national sofa within the next few weeks.

Surely one of the (alleged) bright sparks who sit around the cabinet table should've seen this one coming. Given that the citizenry are being handed hair shirts, the sight of ministerial Mercs rolling up to the door of Farmleigh last Monday didn't exactly send out the message that the folks in charge were feeling their pain.

A photograph of a tangle of ministers piling out of the one car after being crammed in together for the drive from the office to the Park might have won a bit of approval. Instead, not only did this procession of posh motors further irritate an already cranky electorate, but it handed the Opposition yet another stick to poke in the eye of Fianna Fail and the Greens.

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