Thursday 22 February 2018

John Drennan: Dail gets a message set in concrete

The best thing our political leaders can do now is set a Budget and then go to the country, writes John Drennan

IT was the week where the most abject governing class Ireland has suffered under since the Ascendancy, who sold our independence under the Act of Union of 1800, finally confronted the greatest crisis the Irish nation has faced since the Famine.

The scale of the issues we face meant the political tableau that unfolded was all the more crepuscular. Last week, the ending of the summer recess ripped away the emperor's clothes of a political system that is no longer fit for purpose.

We are now in the extraordinary situation when the leaders of the two major parties do not command the confidence of a majority of their own deputies, let alone the country.

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