Child and family bill deserves better than politics as usual
Jim Daly, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, took part in a panel discussion on the Vincent Browne programme a few nights ago. I couldn't help wondering how many of the viewers had ever heard of him.
Deputy Daly is one of the more interesting backbenchers in the Dáil. He speaks with great fluency. He has an excellent grasp of the subjects he discusses. And he does not hesitate to express what are obviously his own views, not something dictated to him by a party whip or adviser.
But to be a backbencher, especially a Government backbencher, is seldom a path to celebrity.