The Day So Far

11th June, 2009

Spoke on the Order of Business, then participated on committee stage on the Aviation Bill, am now going to speak on the results of the elections in the Senate and then an adjournment motion on Gaelscoil Bharra. A busy day. Am completely kanackered after the bye election but am finding that getting back into the swing of things in the Seanad it’s getting me going again.

Am struck by the lack of connection between political life at the moment and by what is going on outside Leinster House. The calm blue and brown leathers of Dail Eireann and Seanad Eireann appear a calming sedative when faced with the turmoil belting our way through our economy and society. Have some thoughts on all of this which I will share soon.