Miriam Lord’s 2021 Awards: Coalition had to Sinn and bear it in the year of Mary Lou

Danny Healy-Rae left to his own device as Zapponegate saw Government rocked by a role

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald delivers a speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin in October. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald delivers a speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin in October. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

So say all of us soundbite of the year

Senator David Norris for this simple truth: “The trouble with Covid is it would bore the knickers off a saint.”

Careless whispers award for muttering darkly

Honourable mention to Stephen Donnelly, who didn’t appreciate Leas-Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly telling him politely to resume his seat when his speaking time was up. How dare the woman! He sat down in a major sulk, huffing underneath his breath: “Unf***ingbelievable.”

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