Sunday 18 February 2018

Lise Hand: Cyclops Cowen denies that blind eyes are being turned

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

IT was quiet, too quiet around the corridors of glower in Leinster House yesterday. Instead of the sort of roaring-matches, sneak-attacks and all-out assaults that one would expect an opposition to be enthusiastically launching at a punch-drunk and weakened government, the place was in the grip of deja-vu.

In fact, it was hard to believe it was exactly a year yesterday since the electrifying showdown in the Dail chamber when Eamon Gilmore dramatically called on then-Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue to resign over his expenses.

For despite the nation being all of a doodah over the banks, the Dail was the venue for a rerun of the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' yesterday morning, with both Eamon Gilmore and Enda Kenny eager to do the time warp again.

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