Quote of the day

And the award goes to.. the patriotic Independent Senator Joe O’Toole [No relation – Ed] defending ministerial trips abroad during St Patrick’s Day Week Month

“We need our people abroad,” he said. “Never was it more necessary to promote our economy abroad, and if that means going over there and sloshing horrible-tasting green beer, shaking hands with the ancient order of this, that or the other thing or meeting the various brotherhoods then so be it.”