Third-time lucky for the auld sod as Taoiseach gets his hands dirty
THERE was something unusual about the large group of people who were standing around in a bit of a field and chatting to the Taoiseach and the Education Minister Ruairi Quinn.
For they were all construction workers -- actual, honest-to-god builders and the like, togged out in yellow high-viz jackets and hard hats -- a sight which has become as rare in Ireland as a deserted dole-office.
Enda was messing about with a shovel for the benefit of the cameras. He was turning the sod on a phase of the huge Grangegorman campus and was happily excavating a big lump of grass and clay and tossing it into the air.