Seanad to solve crisis, self-terminate
Who among us has forgotten the tearful scene at the end of Terminator 2 when everyone still standing realizes that although that awful T-1000 Terminator is dead, the good Terminator (Arnie) points out that he is technology from the future and therefore must destroy himself to leave no trace? So he lowers himself into the lava, gives a final thumbs up, and is gone. That’s Seanad Eireann. Which apparently will agree to send back a minimally altered Finance Bill to the Dail on Saturday, facilitate a February 25 election, and then be dissolved, noting the consensus view of all the political parties that it should be abolished for good by the next government. Hasta la Vista, baby.