The Taoiseach reminded the Dáil what happened when the country slowly opened up again during the summer after the first lockdown.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Ireland is the second-best small country in the world in which to fight Covid. But does anybody give a flying Finn? “One would hardly realise that(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Convention Centre Dublin: the seats are built for the comfort of theatre audiences, not for taoisigh hopping up and down to answer questions. Photograph: Maxwells

Micheál Martin prides himself on being fit as a FFlea. But he is having great difficulty managing the swing-up seats in the Convention Centre. Their (...)