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Political system is now a nightmare

THE Finance Bill is now being used as a political football in the collapse of the coalition.

This legislation was seen by all political parties as a vital instrument in reining in our corrupt and wayward banking sector – but it may have many hurdles to go before it sees the light of day.

There can be no doubt that the Greens and Fianna Fail in government have been disastrous and the Finance Bill is now being kicked around for political gain while they sort themselves out.

Fianna Fail's demise is a clear signal that things are beginning to change. Politics in Ireland has unfortunately become a nightmare of scandal and controversy.

MAURICE FITZGERALD

SHANBALLY, CO CORK