Saturday 29 April 2017

TDs setting new record for going nowhere slowly

Photo: Maxwells
Photo: Maxwells
Editorial

Editorial

It was indeed humbling to behold the full majesty of our democracy unfold over the past seven weeks. It has taken our 158 elected representatives 48 days to circumnavigate the copious space between their own ears. On completion of this epic political odyssey they have set a remarkable new precedent for adding darkness to darkness.

Thus the incumbents of the 32nd Dáil are to be congratulated for expending the maximum amount of energy to achieve absolutely nothing, in the interests of getting nowhere. In years to come, a suitable monument to their unstinting efforts to stultify, suffocate and otherwise paralyse the political process will be set in place.

One thinks of a colossal figure with a head fashioned from the most seasoned oak taken from the depths of the Bog of Allen, with a neck of burnished bronze. One's eyes can only brim full of tears at the gratitude of generations yet unborn, who will prostrate themselves before this memorial to mark a milestone event in reaching inertia.

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