The elephant in the room entered via social media. The negotiating teams from the three parties were set for a long round of talks three Saturdays ago. On the heavy agenda for Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party were up to 10 policy papers to plough through, on areas ranging from transport and mental health to retrofitting and the Just Transition Fund for the midlands.
Whether it was climate change or a lack of air conditioning, the President’s Hall in the Law Society in north inner city Dublin was roasting. The high windows were open, but the hot July evening sun beat in.
A Taoiseach who led his party to its worst ever electoral performance, has got together with a pair of ministers from the government that led the country into a bailout, to form a new coalition. Hurrah!
Move on. Nothing to see here. Simon Coveney is doing his best Lieutenant Frank Drebin from 'Police Squad' act as he flails about trying to play down tensions between the Government and medical experts over the lifting of restrictions.
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