Brendan Keenan: When elephants collide, our public purse will be trampled
THERE is, we are told, another elephant in the room. It is getting quite crowded in there, and an even bigger pachyderm is lumbering up from Brussels.
The latest sighting came from Fine Gael TD Simon Harris. He told Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin that the question of increments in the public service was, given his knowledge of trunks and big grey shapes, indeed an indoors elephant.
It may be even more instructive to consider the implications when this increment elephant and the fiscal compact elephant approaching from Brussels lock tusks.