Calls were growing last night for political ‘marriages of convenience’ to be outlawed. The demands come amidst increasing public anger that such arrangements are merely sham exercises where one or both parties merely want to secure residency in Leinster House.
Critics say in many cases the ‘partners’ often speak a different language to ordinary Irish people and may even detest each other, despite striking a deal in a smoky back room to commit their futures to each other.
Says one disgusted voter, “Its time these opportunistic chancers were rounded up and given the bum’s rush out of the country forever! I mean Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil? Get real!! It’s just unadulterated lust for power!”