Both halves of the politics blog are on holiday this week. We are still capable of some form of communication though! Unlike John O’Donoghue. Ceann Comhairle or nit – he just can’t sit this one out.
In passing it must be noted that journalists should also fess up about the trips and freebies they get. I was at U2 in Croker, having paid the full whack for my ticket, and spotted hordes of my brethren from the press sitting in the free seats. Full disclosure from the fourth estate is required – we can’t pretend that bought journalism doesn’t exist.
We aren’t elected true. But interests need to be declared to Joe Public.