Opinion Editorial

Friday 24 November 2017

Low standards in high places

SLACK standards and perceived indolence in both houses of the Oireachtas is sorely testing the public's respect for politicians in general, and engendering a growing cynicism that could shake the body politic to its roots before this recession ends.

The Dail was suspended yesterday amid unseemly uproar after the Government decreed that it would sit for a cosmetic two days next week, after an extra-long bank holiday weekend, but that there would be no questions to ministers and no votes taken.

People watch such carry-on in dismay -- particularly those who would give their eye teeth for the privilege of doing a week's work for a fraction of a TD's salary.

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