I see Gene Kerrigan agrees with my analysis of the Ceann Comhairle’s disgraceful and stupid reaction to what was a brilliant example of good politics by independent TD Luke Flanagan.
Here’s a quote from Kerrigan’s article:
There is no more accurate term for this than bullshit. Sanctimonious, inaccurate, insulting bullshit. It mischaracterised what happened. It treated the facts of the matter as irrelevant and elevated Mr Barrett’s emotions above the facts. It treated without respect the reputation of an elected member and denied his right to bring to the minister’s attention, in a way of his choosing, the quality of the water being forced on Mr Flanagan’s constituents.