Colette Browne: If Healy-Rae wanted to help, he could have gone into government
The revelation that Michael Healy-Rae submitted 115 parliamentary questions in one day will do nothing to hurt his political career. That, not him, is an indictment of our political system.
The Independent Kerry TD was in bullish form yesterday when asked to defend submitting such an astonishing number of questions, most of which related to constituents' hospital appointments, in a single day.
"If you think I'll come on your radio programme and make an apology for doing my job, you've another thing coming . . . if sick people come to me, I won't be found wanting to do my job," he said in an interview with Newstalk.