Friday 19 January 2018

Gene Kerrigan: The Spring Statement was a shambles and the Banking Inquiry tripped over Trichet

No reality, please - we prefer pretence

Illustration: Tom Halliday
Illustration: Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

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.

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