James Downey: 'Reform' means nothing when we have such a sloppy political system
How many of us can name the Ceann Comhairle of the Dail? And how many understand the issues in the dispute between the incumbent, Sean Barrett, and the Government?
Yet Mr Barrett holds what is, or should be, one of the most important jobs in the country.
He keeps order in the chamber. Since the last general election, that has been very difficult. The election brought in a flood of new deputies, unfamiliar with the rules and baffled by the restrictions imposed on them.