The wacky races commence!


In case you were wondering, I haven’t forgotten the Free State elections. On the contrary, it’s been hard to miss their imminence. After all, the constitutional deadline for a dissolution was looming. Then there was Martin Ferris getting arrested on drink-driving charges – when prominent Shinners start getting lifted, you know there’s an election around the corner. (And they say the South doesn’t have political policing!) Most importantly for the precise timing, there was that pesky Lawlor woman and the burning imperative to get the Mahon Tribunal adjourned before matters became too hot for Bertie.

Hence Bertie’s dawn raid on Áras an Uachtaráin. Hence the spectacle of the Fourth Estate gathered in the Park at 6am, with our President in her slippers and the usually garrulous Taoiseach refusing to take questions. And with that, the starting pistol is fired.

I realise this blog’s usual fare is the North of Ireland, but this gives us an excuse to turn our beady eye southwards and splinter the Southern political class. Not only is it an opportunity to reflect on the nature of Southern politics, but the mayhem potential is too good to miss.


  1. WorldbyStorm said,

    May 4, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    Mayhem is precisely the word. Although sort of apathetic mayhem. A strange situation.

    Meant to say that was a very smooth shift over to WordPress, any particular reason?

  2. splinteredsunrise said,

    May 4, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Really just adding a few more bells and whistles as I got used to the technical side. And it seemed like a good time, not having been on Blogger so long that I was totally committed. Do it quick and it’s fairly smooth.

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