Make your mind up time has long since passed
Stoney faced and solemn, they have come and gone with no clear purpose other than to create the illusion of purpose. That is the dismal perception of the procession in and out of Trinity in hapless pursuit of a government.
As the public seethes at the farcical amount of time being wasted, Fianna Fáil - the party that spurned the opportunity to be part of government - still insists on calling the shots and dictating the key points of the Government plan, even though it will play no hand, act or part in its implementation.
A pliant and subdued Fine Gael parliamentary party is playing along. So on and on it goes, and as they say in all the best nurseries, where it ends nobody knows.