Parlon's wrong - a baby doesn't have to mean Lucinda's finished
Tom Parlon was busy reinforcing the glass ceiling in Dail Eireann over the weekend. Not content with the strength of the current glazing, Mr Parlon singled-handedly welded on a galvanised roof when he openly questioned Lucinda Creighton's ambitions now that she is pregnant with her first child.
"Look," he said, "It's widely known she is pregnant and she is newly married and she might think 'I gave it my best shot' -- whatever, but life has to go on."
Lucinda may not have been offended, but that doesn't stop the rest of us working mothers being insulted on her behalf.