Michael Lowry is back in the political saddle – he has the power and he knows how to wield it

Michael Lowry was key to the Regional Independent Group backing the Government in a confidence vote

Shane Ross

The Dáil was a sorry spectacle last Wednesday. The debate on Labour’s no-confidence motion was kindergarten chaos, or as the Ceann Comhairle put it, “a disgrace”. The Government won the division by a distance.