- One of the main qualities of a politician here is to attend all the funerals in their constituency
- Some of the ministers that Ireland sends to the EU are so 2 faces they considered that Peter Mandleson was the only UK politician they could learn a trick from
- The population of the Irish Republic consider being corrupt a necessary attribute in a politician
- One representative said something along the lines of "who cares about a budget deficit when they are potholes in the road in Cork"
I have a few books it has been suggested I read on Irish politics, but it has been a fascinating insight just by tuning in a little more into what is going on here.