Was Mattie dancing or just going through the motions?

A lot of what goes on in the Dáil is just posturing, or seeking headlines, or general tomfoolery.

29th January, 2012
Was Mattie dancing or just going through the motions?
Mattie McGrath: lord of the prance. Photo: Collins

A lot of what goes on in the Dáil is just posturing, or seeking headlines, or general tomfoolery.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath's jig around the floor of the Dáil with his collection basket last week fell into all three categories, though there is no doubt that Mattie and many of his constituents are much exercised by the septic tank fatwa.

Watching Mattie hop around the place on Thursday, observers were struck...

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