John Paul McCarthy: Coalition picking a fight with feeblest institution in State
Seanad referendum is a government attempt to divert attention from crushing majority.
Today, dear reader, is Bloomsday and James Joyce continues to hover over our national life like a watchful parent.
He had someone tell a good joke in Ulysses that helps us make sense of recent political events.
A blowhard lifts his glass at one point in the book and says: "Ireland they say has the honour of being the only country which never persecuted the Jews."