FF think-in needs more thought
THE Punt understands that the soldiers of destiny are still convalescing after their massacre in the electoral battle field two years ago.
But under the command of Cork's Micheal Martin, we've seen evidence that they're on the road to health once again.
But any good doctor will tell you that eventually injured limbs have to be worked to ensure they can be fighting fit once again, so it's confusing that the agenda for Fianna Fail's parliamentary party annual meeting appears so light.
The annual gathering began yesterday in the Tower Hotel in Waterford city at 2pm, with a four-hour session on the economy and presentations from Colm McCarthy as well as Donal Donovan of the Fiscal Advisory Council.
Today's session lasts for a whole two-and-a-half hours, with two hours devoted to a workshop dealing with the Seanad referendum, pre-Budget proposals, the autumn Dail session and the local and European elections next year.
Quite the taxing two days. The Punt finds it hard to believe that the country's main opposition party can't find more to talk about.