In the 1960s, the late author and playwright John B Keane created an imaginary member of the Dáil, Tull McAdoo, whose correspondence was published as a book called Letters of a Successful TD.
McAdoo was a standard-type backbencher (promoted to Minister of State for Bogland Areas in a subsequent book of letters) who grafted ceaselessly on behalf of his constituents to pull minor strokes, interface with bureaucracy and generally ingratiate himself with the...
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