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Knaves are out

• What unfortunate timing for a confused and battered working/middle class to be saddled with a Dail opposition comprised almost entirely of knaves and fools.

For as long as it has existed, most of those who took their seats in Dail Eireann did so in a dignified manner and fairly represented those who elected them.

The recent play-acting by a group of dishevelled-looking audience-seekers from the opposition benches only serves to make us all look as thick and self-serving as them.

Encouraging people to break the law in the interest of self-promotion is no substitute for intelligent, reasoned debate. The fools can be excused their stupidity, but the knaves have no such excuse.

Niall Ginty
Killester, Dublin 5

Irish Independent