According to Damian, there is no shortage of energy being expended in the newly convened committees. Of the Committee of the Centre he notes:
eager beavers of the Committee of the Centre, (the OFMDFM’s committee) were exploding with ideas on what they wanted to tackle – but no-one was entirely sure what was within their remit.
Could they dump the defunct Civic Forum? Why are public sector jobs not located in towns west of the Bann? What was the deal with 20 month backlog at the Planning Appeals Commission, oh and what about the report of the interim Victim’s Commissioner? Oh, and when will we see the Single Equality Bill? They may as well have been asking what was pi’s final digit for all the answers they got.
Anyone got any suggestions?
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty