Friday 2 December 2016

Sure, not to worry, it's just a bit of a row

Last week, we saw that the political pantomime is always here with us. Oh, yes it is.

Published 20/07/2014 | 02:30

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday

You will not be at all surprised to hear that there was a bit of a row in the Dail last week. Sure, isn't that what the Dail is for, says you. Not just real rows, but bits of rows.

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We love our moments of political theatre. The players strut and fret and tell each other to get up the yard - sure, it's great crack.

These bits of rows are - in more ways than one - like the annual Christmas pantomime. In panto, there's a limited range of stories (Cinderella, Aladdin, Jack and his Beanstalk, etc), but an infinite number of productions can be mounted around them.

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