So we finally have a new gubmint.
There has been much talk about the poor gender balance and the lack of females, but there is a far more serious imbalance than that.
As far as I can see, there are only two beards in the entire Dail. This is preposterous and should be rectified immediately. Out of 166 deputies, only Dr James Reilly and Ming the Merciless [and possibly Joan Burton?] have beards which is appalling representation.
I demand that a quota system be introduced. It should be mandatory that at least 50% of candidates have beards. The current situation is unrepresentative of Irish society and should be rectified immediately.
I am prepared to accept a compromise however. If the current men [and possibly Joan Burton?] are prepared to stop shaving then I will bring the matter no further.
In the meantime, I am composing a strong letter of complain to the European Parliament [and possibly Joan Burton?] about the matter.
I demand action.