Saturday 18 November 2017

Enough drama, it's time to govern

SO do we finally have our national government of all the talents or will our not so brave new Rainbow swiftly evolve into yet another version of 'send in the clowns'? In truth, when it comes to the burnt offering that will be served up this week, the best of our politicians are probably now in office. It would be nice, and wise too if he is casting an eye towards future turbulence, if Mr Kenny were next week to appoint Independents such as Shane Ross and Stephen Donnelly to a recalibrated Public Accounts Committee.

That, however, would be radical, and there was scant evidence to be found of that last week. Our political leaders may have enjoyed the attention generated by the pantomime which appears to be compulsory when it comes to forming a new Irish government. But a public enervated by an excess of politics and an absence of decisions has tired of these theatricals.

It's time to end an electoral soap opera that has gone on for the best part of a year now and start to govern. Significantly, the ECB made a very similar point last week, and whatever about the voters, the new Rainbow would be wise to listen to them.

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