Bruce Arnold: We ignored the thunderclouds leading to our fiscal degradation. We should have had our eyes on ESM
WE have spent 10 days in exhaustive wrangling over the highly colourful but morally inconspicuous character of the impudent Mick Wallace TD who, after a week of excessive Dail time considering his actions, will continue unchecked in his sustained circus act in Leinster House.
The Government, Dail, opposition parties, floundered in confusion, pity, compromise and incompetence, seeking an answer to the presence of a largely unwanted political colleague in this pitiful figure.
They took days censuring him, an entirely meaningless process anyway which led nowhere.