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On Planet Dáil, our TDs strap themselves in for final bumpy ride

Senan Molony


 

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Photo: Gerry Mooney

Photo: Gerry Mooney

Photo: Gerry Mooney

And so we have lift-off. The surly bonds of a mutinous atmosphere were dramatically broken… and a teeming, wriggling world left receding in rear view.

On the day Nasa launched a mission to Mars, another multi-million-euro venture - involving, as many believe, life on another planet - was green for go.

Rocketing away. Burning fuel to get probably 57 million miles away from the place. The day had arrived to finally drop work, and head straight for rest and play.