It's time for my 2016 political awards: Who won coveted 'Plain Silly' gong?
Shane ColemanIt's 150 days today since the country went to the polls and produced the most fragmented, divided Dail since the Civil War. It took 70 of those days to finally elect a Taoiseach. The following 80 days have been every bit as eventful - just ask Enda Kenny. TDs of all parties and none are grateful to limp off to recharge the batteries after a traumatic few months for virtually everyone. Nothing succeeds like recess, they like to say in Westminster, so what better time to pause and present our special political 'awards' for the first term of the 32nd Dail - there may not be too many more of them.