Dáil debate limps out of the chamber despite some flashes of fire and anger
There were flashes of fire and anger - but in the end this IBRC Dáil debate limped more than a little as it went out the gate.
The vote approving the terms of reference for the new Commission of Investigation into how IBRC dealt with 40 major business people, including businessman Denis O'Brien, was passed handily by 119 votes to 20.
This commentary by Independent TD Shane Ross appeared to catch something of the day's mood, which was more wistful and fatalistic than angry. Mr Ross was conciliatory in saying he believed the Government was seeking the truth of how IBRC dealt with the debris of Ireland's collapsed economy.