In, out, in, out, shaking Lowry all about
You surely didn't expect our leaders to give a straight answer to a straight question? asks Gene Kerrigan
This week, at no extra cost, we bring you the Soapbox Political Translation Service. Without it, you won't understand half of what the politicians say in the weeks ahead.
To fully appreciate the subtlety of Irish political language, you have to accept something that your experience and your common sense suggest is nonsense: you have to accept that Irish politicians prefer not to tell lies.
It's true, though. No kidding. Cross my heart.