Friday 19 January 2018

John Drennan: Bank inquiry debacle shows we're still living in a failed State

Politicians probing rogue financial institutions almost makes one yearn for judicial tribunals, writes John Drennan

Sometimes, even those of us who are supposed to be cynics try to ease our bruised lives with a pleasant fantasy.

So it was last week that, as the Ceann Comhairle berated Fine Gael backbenchers who have been bringing the house into disrepute with those queer souls who watch Dail TV with their shouting down of any dissent against the wise teachings of the 'dear leader', we allowed our mind to drift to a better place.

The spot we ended in was still the Dail chamber, but this one was a hallowed theatre of the nation where serious business was being conducted. In this different space Enda, Michael, Gerry, the Tanaiste, for we mustn't forget 'Mr Pink but Invisible' are listened to in respectful silence, as all pledge the political process will not embarrass itself on the issue of an investigation into the banks.

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