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
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.