Diarmaid Ferriter: Fianna Fáil now bereft of its catch-all credentials

Soldiers of Destiny unlikely to charm both sides of political divide: the winners and losers

The cost of living, lack of supply and inflation in relation to housing, for example, illuminate sharp disparities between the middle class and working class.

The cost of living, lack of supply and inflation in relation to housing, for example, illuminate sharp disparities between the middle class and working class.

Class warfare does not often break out in the Dáil and historically when it did was more a source of amusement than consternation.

In one of the more memorable Dáil speeches, after then taoiseach Bertie Ahern announced himself to be “one of the few socialists left in Irish politics” in 2004, Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins responded.

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