Friday 9 December 2016

Difficult labour

Published 03/12/2012 | 05:00

• So, the Dail is thinking about delivering legislation that has had over 20 years' gestation time. An elephant's gestation is typically 18-23 months, making this one mightily pregnant elephant sitting in the room in Government Buildings – it is going to need a very skilled midwife to deliver its rather enormous baby.

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It might even have to be done by Caesarean section to get it over with quickly.

Alison Hackett
Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

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