We don't need a Minister for Inaction
Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey has managed to bring the political abuse of the Irish people to a new low with his remarks, that if he were present, instead of tanning himself in Malta, he wouldn't have been able to prevent the weather. The obvious response to this contemptuous remark is: "What on earth do we need ministers for then?"
For the minister to so publicly acknowledge that he would be of no use is a thundering disgrace. There is, in fact, plenty he could have done.
He could have arranged for the drivers of all public transport vehicles to stay in hotel accommodation near their depot, to prevent them making a hazardous journey to work.