What was Micheál Martin thinking arguing banks were not bailed out?

Inside Politics: It’s been the type of year that has torn our hearts and hair equally

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, responding to Richard Boyd-Barrett TD in the Dáil, has said that the "banks were not bailed out" during the economic crash. Video: Oireachtas TV

There was a moment on Tuesday when it looked like for once we would have a pedestrian and humdrum political week. It came right after Brian Stanley’s statement. You could almost hear the air fizzing out of the political football that had been kicked and bounced around all year.

It was illusory. By Wednesday morning normal service had resumed. Covid numbers are rising again. Hauliers have found themselves caught in infinitely long tailbacks around Dover even before Brexit commences.

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