"Political bigotry and the ‘narcissism of small differences’ are keeping Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael apart"
Pity the poor independent TDs who have devoted 100 hours to talks with parties whose leaders could not spare each other a half hour
This has been a bad week for Ireland. Instead of earning the respect of the people, the leaders of the two large parties seem intent on courting their contempt. Their efforts to position themselves favourably in the public eye and to outflank each other are pitiful.
All the talk of 1916 and of patriotism, vision and self-sacrifice two weeks ago evaporated when Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin showed themselves...
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