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Smorgasbord deal veers from bleedin' obvious to the ridiculous

Jason O'Mahony


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Upskilling into Taoiseach’s job: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaks to the press on Merrion Street Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Upskilling into Taoiseach’s job: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaks to the press on Merrion Street Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Upskilling into Taoiseach’s job: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaks to the press on Merrion Street Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

If an alien race (or indeed humans from the future) were to arrive in a desolate abandoned Ireland 1,000 years from now, their unearthing of the programme for government would be a rich source of insight into what sort of people the ancient Irish had been.

They would assume that we were a very pedantic people as far as stating the bleedin' obvious goes.

Apparently the government plans to maintain EU solidarity, while taking stock of other EU members' concerns. Imagine.