There is a lingering suspicion that everybody in Thursday’s TV leaders debate was administered a high dose of adrenaline as they entered the studio. All were out of the blocks as if they’d been pumped up on something, and none more so than co-presenter Ivan Yates.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has accused broadcaster Séan O’Rourke of making a political point about posters in the vicinity of the area where a homeless man suffered life-changing injuries earlier this week when his tent was lifted by a mechanical digger.
While virtue-signalling legislators can declare as many climate change emergencies as they fancy, the practicalities of achieving substantial reductions in the use of the fossil fuels on which advanced economies currently rely cannot be under-estimated.
The Green Party and People Before Profit are seeking legal advice over measures the Government has taken to effectively block legislation targeting a ban on oil and gas drilling in Irish waters.