Wednesday 22 February 2017

Enda channels his inner Beckett with brief, pointed answer

Published 15/07/2015 | 02:30

'Enda has either embraced the spirit of Sam Beckett, or he’s content to let Irish Water carry the can for a woejus level of sign-up by the citizenry'
'Enda has either embraced the spirit of Sam Beckett, or he’s content to let Irish Water carry the can for a woejus level of sign-up by the citizenry'

When it comes to replying to awkward questions in the Dáil, Taoisigh - and not just the current chap in the gig - prefer to channel their inner James Joyce and deploy wandering, punctuation-free streams of consciousness.

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Poor oul Sam Beckett, the King of Brevity, never gets a look-in. And so doubtless Paul Murphy expected the usual melange of windiness, waffle and smart-arsery when he rose during Leader's Questions to tackle the Taoiseach once more on the matter of just how many citizens have signed up to Irish Water.

The last time that the Anti-Austerity Alliance TD tackled Enda on the subject a couple of months ago, the Taoiseach suggested that he should "toddle along" to a room in Leinster House where Irish Water were holding a briefing session, and he had no intention of "spoonfeeding" Paul.

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