We're paying a high price for cheap clowns
As the problems pile up, TDs strut and pose and entertain us with a shouting match, writes Gene Kerrigan
Last Wednesday's Dail screaming match between Marc MacSharry and the Healy-Rae brothers was one of those scraps where you could cheerfully brain both sides.
I know it betrays a fault in my character, but I think the political tone could only have been improved if someone had given them baseball bats when it started.
You might see those guys as amusing clowns who add to the gaiety of the nation - but it comes at some cost.