John Drennan: Political bouquets of barbed wire
Our elected representatives were found so wanting that the politician of the year wasn't even a politician, says John Drennan
BERTIE may once have said that "the boom was getting boomier" but sadly 2010 was the year where 'the bust got even bustier' -- and not in a Barbara Windsor sort of way either.
The year the EU/IMF Axis of Bankers ended the independence of the first Republic (and Fianna Fail signed the surrender documents) was inevitably the most dramatic year Irish politics has experienced since the Civil War.
Such was the change in our circumstances over 2010 that even apparently game-changing events such as the resignations of George Lee (from the Dail), and Trevor Sargent (from his government post), the Fine Gael leadership crisis and the resignation of Willie O'Dea were forgotten after a week.