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'Show Up and Shut Up' – one TD's tale is not too far from reality

Fiach Kelly

Published 31/07/2013 | 17:00

HE read the news today, oh boy, and realised his lot was an awful trudge.

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Unloved, put upon, expected to be seen and not heard, the job of a backbench TD is, in effect, to "show up and shut up".

Ah, but this frustrated deputy is not real, just the figment of one Fine Gael TD's imagination.

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