There were some feisty exchanges in the Dáil last Wednesday when independent deputy Finian McGrath rose to accuse the Taoiseach of cutting funding for special needs assistants.
When it comes to taking populist positions, Finian is fearless and, possessed as he of a sharp political nose, he can sense there might be plaudits and publicity here (he’s right, of course).
This drives the Labour backbenches nuts, and they bellowed their disapproval....
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