Wednesday 18 October 2017

The hammer blows of Mac the Mallet are no match for the skills of Pat the Knife

Pat Rabbitte. Photo: Tom Burke
Pat Rabbitte. Photo: Tom Burke
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

Everyone had been silently praying for a wayward comet to come hurtling through the roof of committee room 1 and thus bring to a merciful end the interminable tedium, when all of a sudden, Marc MacSharry provided some delightful comic relief.

The Taoiseach was before the Banking Inquiry and seized the opportunity to throw handfuls of the brown stuff at the last Fianna Fáil/Green government. "By 2007 you had an uncompetitive, bloated, over-borrowed and distorted Irish economy that had been left at the mercy of subsequent international events," he declared.

Election, what election?

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