Wish you were here, minister
THE way the Government is dealing with the snow emergency should wake up the electorate.
No matter what serious issue arises now in Ireland, you can be guaranteed that the standard response from politicians will be, among others, "lessons will have to be learned".
Mr Dempsey used the phrase from his holiday base in Malta. He also is quoted as saying: "Politically, it's a lot of hoo-haa, a lot of nonsense."