OPPOSITION POLITICIANS HAVE been reacting angrily to news of Ireland’s impending IMF bailout.
But none quite so eloquently as Labour party deputy Pat Rabbitte TD on RTE’s Prime Time programme last night.
Directing his comments at a stunned Minister for Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, he said:
You should be ashamed to show your face in the studio after what you have brought our country to penury, and the damage that you have done to people’s livelihoods…You have destroyed this economy.
You denied it and then you went on to pretend it was Ireland coming to the rescue of Europe. It’s about time you went, because you can do no more damage to this country.
It’s the fault of the Irish government and you ought to be ashamed of where you have brought us.
Carey insisted he was not ashamed, and accused Rabbitte of polemic.