Sunday 21 October 2018

Gene Kerrigan: It's now a standing, thinking, praying Dail

As Enda breaks a new record, the Dail drifts further from relevance to its people, writes Gene Kerrigan

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Yesterday, Enda Kenny's second government was a year in office. And, about two weeks ago, Enda finally managed to beat John A Costello's record and become the longest-serving Fine Gael Taoiseach.

This was a record that no one knew existed until Enda set his heart on breaking it.

As achievements go - well... let me just suggest that somewhere out there some poor sod holds the record for walking the length of O'Connell Street without once stepping on a crack in the pavement. Some people find comfort in such things.

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