That was the week that was in Irish politics
* The dictum that is often attributed to the former Labour prime minister of Britain, Harold Wilson, that "a week is a long time in politics", was borne out when former Justice Minister Alan Shatter quit.
This Government had an unparalleled opportunity – in recent Irish political history – to create a revolution in democratic government when it was elected. It had a majority in the Dail and the country was eager for change.
Alas, arrogance soon took over and everything was the fault of the previous administration.