It would seem to be the case alright.
Coming full circle back to the beginning of the thread, Frank McDonald mirrored our thoughts on the radio this morning:
"Leinster House stands for everything that is really abominable about the way we run politcs in this country. It is an absolutely awful place. The really shocking thing is that hardly anyone who populates it recognises that the place is absolutely decaying."
Suffice to say, FF handler Paddy Duffy weighed in with blustering retorts that characterised his entire contribution, where Metro was great, Arnotts' bombastic vision was great, Thornton Hall is great, the roads programme is great, and er, Leinster House is great. Sure where would we be altogedder without de aul development at any cost.
Is it any wonder we're in the mess we're in.