Summertime and the politicians are leaving

TDs absent for months. A needless presidential election. Just as well we’ve no big problems, writes Gene Kerrigan



Another summer, another long, long, long political holiday. It’s nice to live in a country without urgent problems, isn’t it?

The Dail shut down on Thursday, July 12. It won’t sit again until September 18. Then it’s just a hop and a skip to the Dail Christmas break.

Last Christmas, the TDs took a month off to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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