Friday 15 December 2017

Playing fantasy cabinet is just another insult to voters as time ticks away

Fr Peter McVerry’s prediction of a ‘tsunami of homelessness’ has long since come to pass. Photo: Frank McGrath
Fr Peter McVerry’s prediction of a ‘tsunami of homelessness’ has long since come to pass. Photo: Frank McGrath
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

Faced with an unprecedented homeless crisis, our TDs have vowed to take decisive action to alleviate the problem - by making statements in the Dáil today, before they all adjourn for another couple of weeks.

Nearly a month after the country went to the polls, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have yet to pick up the phone to each other as both parties persist in the delusion that either one could lead the next government without the support of the other.

Now, everyone likes to daydream on occasion. Who among us hasn't spend five minutes after we play the Lotto fantasising about how we'd spend all that loot? However, most of us then snap out of it and get back to work.

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