Martina Devlin: TDs should concentrate on exposing corruption – not flesh
SOME of the most self-serving crooks, chancers and hypocrites in Irish politics have turned up to Leinster House in impeccably cut suits, tailored shirts and tasteful ties.
A suit is no guarantee of someone's bona fides. A number of men in Ireland who have wardrobes crammed with suits deserve to be behind bars.
Suit-wearing was standard among those involved in the financial collapse, from lax regulators to bonus-hungry bankers to boom-cheerleader politicians. Often it was an expensive suit and sometimes it verged on the dandy, with a silk handkerchief in the breast pocket and matching waistcoat.