For all their vaunted policies and ambitious targets, the Progressive Democrats ultimately failed to implement serious change in Irish public life.
Some, I suspect, will find a delicious irony in the fact that, in the week the Progressive Democrats decided to abandon ship, a financial tsunami swept across western economies. Certainly the sight of some of the best-paid financiers in the world abandoning their glass palaces for the last time - Filofaxes under their arms...
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