Sunday 20 August 2017

Jittery soldiers of Leinster House await the end of the 'Phoney War'

Leinster House
Leinster House
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

The trenches of Leinster House are packed with jittery soldiers. It's akin to the 'Phoney' part of World War II, when everyone was waiting for the rumble of German tanks.

In fairness, the election hysteria which gripped the Bubble last week (thanks to some masterly wielding of the big brown spoon by broadcaster Ivan Yates), was less in evidence in the corridors yesterday.

But it still feels like an election is imminent. On the morning airwaves, Renua's Lucinda Creighton tangled with Sinn Féin's financial spokesman Pearse Doherty over their parties' respective economic policies/manifestos. (Renua launched its pre-budget submission on Monday, Sinn Féin is publishing its one tomorrow).

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