Saturday 10 December 2016

The scars of political battle can last an eternity

Published 29/01/2016 | 02:30

The Dáil chamber in Leinster House. Photo: Tony Gavin
The Dáil chamber in Leinster House. Photo: Tony Gavin

There once was a little politician who had a bad temper. Every day in Leinster House he would go off on one.

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The Ceann Comhairle gave him a bag of nails, and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence outside.

The first day the irate politician had driven 37 nails into the fence.

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