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.
It might even have to be done by Caesarean section to get it over with quickly.
Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin