I rang the Clerk of the Seanad during the week for an update on my two complaints against Senator Landy.
I was informed that they have been passed to the Committee for Members Interests for further investigation.
As usual I was treated with barely concealed contempt particularly when I asked some questions about procedures within the office of the Clerk of the Seanad
For example I wanted to know:
Is the office officially required to acknowledge receipt of complaints?
Where would I find the legislation covering complaints to the office?
Bizarrely, I was told I would have to get my own legal people on that, that the office was not in a position to give legal advice on such matters.
Eventually I got answers to my straight-forward questions but, as usual, I had to wrestle with the non-cooperative bureaucratic mindset first.