At any rate, I think I might have worked out what Mr Gogarty must be driving at: the cuts are wrong in so far as they severely penalise those who bear no responsibility for the Government’s incompetence and mismanagement, but they are necessary in that they keep Mr Gogarty earning approximately €120,000 a year and the Green party in power propping up the same incompetent government. I apologise in advance for my unparliamentary language — and I hope he will take this on the chin for the country — but fuck Paul Gogarty. And fuck the Green party. Again, my profuse apologies for the unparliamentary nature of what I’ve just said. I’ve become a little thin-skinned about suffering cringe-making, self-serving rationalisation from Green Party deputies.