Jody Corcoran: In a time without trust, a nation holds its breath
Fianna Fail is off its knees and back in the hunt for power, but can Micheal Martin live up to his fine words
'THE Taoiseach obfuscates in this manner all the time . . ." the Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said as the debate descended into shellfire tit-for-tat. "Hold a second now," said Enda Kenny, like a man astride a galloping horse.
Then he took a cue from Noel Coonan, the back-bench TD for Tipperary North, a constituency he shares with Michael Lowry, who sits among the independents these days, the swirl of toxic smoke about his feet.
They were talking about the Moriarty tribunal, on the report of which Mr Kenny has allowed himself to stand accused of obfuscation. The tribunal went on long enough, is his position, safe in the knowledge that there are few who could disagree with that, Mahon or Moriarty.