Brian Hayes – a contract with Irish voters?
* The single most serious illness infecting the body politic in Ireland, or elsewhere, is the philosophy – if one can call it that – which says "why bother voting, we can't change anything".
Rubbish! As a certain Mr Obama would say 'yes we can!' and no better time than now.
Meaning? Junior minister Brian Hayes, and he is no worse than all the others, has just announced that he is to seek the Fine Gael nomination to stand for the European Parliament.