In today’s Irish Independent, Allison O’Connor sums up the mood of, arguably, an increasing number of the general public (and sounds a note of sympathy for Blair and Ahern) – get back to us when you’re done
I’d just add a proviso, though, it’s not a “news blackout” we need.. just an end to the interminable parade of self-important press conferences, held by the parties concerned, which tell us nothing at all; self-important press conferences that certain individuals appear to have become addicted to – Less of the latest dance steps, more actual news.
And, no, the latest party political statements don’t necessarily signal an end to those press conferneces.
Oh, and stop parading your prospective candidates for the next elections as, suddenly, integral members of your negotiating team.. I mean, who do you think you’re fooling?