A story moving so fast it should have been given penalty points of its own
THE Taoiseach was clutching the statement, but in reality he was grasping at straws. He wanted to read aloud to the Dail the first sentence of the Garda Commissioner's parting rocket which detonated in Government Buildings earlier in the day.
"In the best interests of An Garda Siochana and my family, I have decided to retire ... to retire," he repeated emphatically.
"What are you saying?" snapped a peppering Micheal Martin. Enda retorted, "You're talking about resignations – the Garda Commissioner retired ... ," he declared, the rest of his words swallowed in the howls of derision which erupted along the opposition benches.