We know that Enda Kenny, the man who revitalised FG after the disastrous 2002 general election, is a fan of the Mayo Gaelic Football team. Using a football analogy therefore, why is the entire FG party on the 65 metre line staring at Senator Eugene Regan (FG’s Agricultural specialist) making all the running up to the far goal with his two EU submissions? Okay, the submissions are likely to be rejected but should he not get a little more support,though if by chance the submissions are upheld (even in part) you won’t be able to hear yourselves think with the deafening thunder of the FG party running up the field to partake in the glory.
Maeve Dineen in today’s Irish Independent attempts to go back to basics and ask about NAMA’s function and how abysmally it is thus far delivering. She claims to describe the purpose of NAMA as “to quickly save the banking system in a fair and transparent manner so that the banks could begin lending once again”. Well, if we had a functioning Opposition they would have demanded detail from the government, metrics, SMART (ER) objectives and the Opposition would now be testing Government policy against reality and perhaps getting kudos for it.