Questioning of Kerins had feel of baying for blood
AFTER a brace of dramatic events this year, deputies have scattered to their constituencies like mice through the floorboards.
Released from Leinster House tensions, few relish suggestions of being recalled to discuss the crisis in the Middle East, particularly the appalling carnage in Gaza. In the absence of a substantive diplomatic or humanitarian intervention by Ireland which would require their approval, TDs left that intractable tragedy to the Senate.
It is instructive that despite managing to evade abolition, senators have done little since to justify their existence.