Gene Kerrigan: The Spring Statement was a shambles and the Banking Inquiry tripped over Trichet
No reality, please - we prefer pretence
It was one of those weeks in which nothing was what it was supposed to be.
Quite often, our leaders put on an act - for electoral purposes, or to cover up a failure. Last week, though, it was hard to find anything that wasn't pretence.
Except the moment when Michael Noonan lost control of his carefully cultivated image and had a go at one of RTE's best broadcasters.