Lise Hand: Brian wasn't going anywhere -- especially not to the Aras
THE day began with a bail-out and ended with a dig-in. And what a head-spinning, bombshell-filled, frantic, confused, chaotic day it was.
It was grimly fitting that the formal beginning of the end of the 30th Dail should play out in this way, as confusion and bombshells have been its hallmark for the entirety of its three-and-a-half year existence.
There was a sense of deja-vu yesterday evening as a heaving mob of reporters and photographers crammed into the bottom of the staircase inside Government Buildings and watched a sombre procession of ministers troop down the stairs behind their Taoiseach.