Thursday 23 November 2017

Here's to the new good old, bad old days

Politicians don't blush when they're caught these days, they hang on to their air of moral superiority, writes Gene Kerrigan

'G and FF will fight each other for votes, after which — whoever becomes top dog — they’ll resume the cartel arrangement, to ensure they hog Dail time and exclude competition'
'G and FF will fight each other for votes, after which — whoever becomes top dog — they’ll resume the cartel arrangement, to ensure they hog Dail time and exclude competition'
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Remember the good old days? Remember when Dublin councillors wore a groove in the O'Connell Street pavement as they left their meetings and waddled around the corner to Conway's pub to collect their backhanders?

Ah, innocent times, indeed. In parliamentary terms, there's stuff going on right now that would have made Charlie Haughey blush.

It's an extraordinary time - when things that once would have got governments into trouble, are shrugged away as though they don't matter.

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