Sunday 30 April 2017

Faffing and waffling about Dáil reform is a distraction - FF must do a deal with FG

Liz O'Donnell

Liz O'Donnell

Anyone who has seen the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' about the black ops mission to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden will recall the frustration and impatience of the female CIA agent Maya, played by Jessica Chastain, while awaiting approval to mount an assault on a suspect compound in Pakistan.

As time passed, with no decision to move in on the target, the irate agent would write in red marker on the glass window of her superior's office the number of days which had elapsed - and encircle it with vehemence. Many of us are now longing for such a glass window to display our impatience with the carry-on of our elected politicians, particularly senior members of Fianna Fáil.

Enda Kenny was correct to assert this week that Fianna Fáil have a duty to help Fine Gael towards the formation of a government.

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