Monday 22 January 2018

'Show Up and Shut Up' – one TD's tale is not too far from reality

Fiach Kelly

HE read the news today, oh boy, and realised his lot was an awful trudge.

Unloved, put upon, expected to be seen and not heard, the job of a backbench TD is, in effect, to "show up and shut up".

Ah, but this frustrated deputy is not real, just the figment of one Fine Gael TD's imagination.

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