Wednesday 18 January 2017

Brexit on back burner as musical chairs in the Dáil takes priority

Published 09/08/2016 | 02:30

The first sitting day of the 32nd Dáil in Leinster House Photo: Maxwell's
The first sitting day of the 32nd Dáil in Leinster House Photo: Maxwell's

Some of you ingrates doubted the ability of new politics to deliver, but our born-again politicians have tirelessly laboured to secure its first major victory. After months of tense negotiations, the seating arrangement in the Dáil has finally been confirmed.

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Unbeknownst to most of us, a bitter war has been raging, between Independent TDs and Fianna Fáil, since the new Government was formed over a hugely important issue - their seats in the Dáil chamber.

Fianna Fáil, having doubled its number of TDs in February's election, foolishly thought that mere fact would automatically entitle them to sit together in chamber. The arrogant dolts even thought it was a reasonable request.

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