Oh, what fun we had, with homelessness
Politicians preside over suffering, the Dail plays with pain... welcome to the New Politics Show
Published 27/11/2016 | 02:30
This happened last Thursday. It's on the official record of the Dail - page 15, for November 24, 2016 Leaders' Questions. If you can stomach it. You think they've learned, you hope they've learned, and then you look at what's happening - and you know that for them it's not about achieving things; it's about keeping the show going.
The nights have taken a turn, but nothing like as cold as it's going to get. A good time, you might think, for politicians to look frankly at homelessness.
What, they might ask, will the long-term effects be, for hundreds of children on whom the B&B culture is inflicted, through no fault of their parents?