Fionnan Sheahan: For our country's sake, the parties need to talk
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen hasn't even been told about it yet. Finance Minister Brian Lenihan hasn't fully embraced the idea. Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore aren't even invited to date. But the Green Party might just be on to something here with its idea that all the main political parties should just sit down and set out their views on the four-year budgetary plan.
What harm can come from it?
In this economic crisis, a bit of thinking outside the box is what is required.