Saturday 18 November 2017

A week is a very long time in 'new politics'

Seven days in the wacky world of Leinster House does little to lift the lethargic mood in the corridors of power

Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

The walls of Leinster House could fall in and nobody would care so long as it didn't cause a general election.

It might elicit a few shoulder shrugs but such is the lethargic mood in the corridors of power that even that might be too much effort.

Last week brought us the most overhyped visit of a foreign dignitary since Boris Yeltsin's no-show, an obligatory row over water and details of the Taoiseach's 20-hour days in Davos.

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