TDS resigned to being inept
The resignation of Martin O’neill sent shock waves through the world of Irish politics. Not because TDS care who’s in charge of the Ireland football team. Politicians only pretend to be interested in sport when needing to persuade voters that they’re vaguely normal.
Instead it was the fact that he’d stepped down at all which caused consternation. “What was he thinking?” panicked Government ministers could be heard whispering to one another in the corridors at Leinster House. “Everyone knows you never resign. You cling on to your job for dear life, no matter how useless you are.”
They’re said to be particularly concerned that O’neill walked away following accusations of chronic underachievement. Where would the country be if politicians start resigning just because they were making things worse? In a much better place, probably, but that’s not the point. Martin O’neill should be ashamed of himself for setting such a good example.