A lot of people slag the Progressive Democrats off (Note to non-irish, the Progressive Democrats are a splinter party from our spectacularly corrupt ruling overlords Fianna Fail - as in we came in the top ten for corrupt governments a few years back, anyway, they broke off because of the corruption AGES ago and for as long as I can remember they've been in bed with the spectacularly corrupt ruling overlords, something of a Judean's People Front / People's Front of Judea. They've been circling the drain for a while now, politically speaking - morally speaking they went past the U-turn about ten years ago and they've recently voted to disband, or to vote to disband or something that'll keep them newsworthy a little longer) and I like to do it in massively extended side notes.
The thing is, they've finally done something useful, Mary Harney, the minister for "Health" recently did what we all thought was impossible. She managed to actually put a price tag on a human life and it turns out its about a hundred and thirty thousand euro. Or six construction planning based bribes.