Sunday 4 December 2016

Stagnation once again in the Dáil

Published 15/04/2016 | 02:30

'It is hard to countenance a time in our history when a Dáil has been so poorly served' Photo: Getty
'It is hard to countenance a time in our history when a Dáil has been so poorly served' Photo: Getty

The inventor Rube Goldberg spent an inordinate amount of time deliberately inventing machines which were over-engineered to perform a simple task in a ludicrously complicated way. The Dáil is beginning to look like one of Mr Goldberg's elaborate, but ultimately useless contraptions.

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All the component working parts for government are in Leinster House, the trouble is the incumbents of the 32nd Dáil have neither the collective will or political integrity to put them together. They have demonstrated a disgraceful inability to elevate the interests of the Irish people above their own.

It is hard to countenance a time in our history when a Dáil has been so poorly served. Micheál Martin has refused to be part of, or even potentially the head of government.

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