James Downey: The next few years won't be much fun -- for anyone
WHAT fun we're having, boys and girls! How we all cracked up when Gerry Adams talked in the Dail about "money laundering"! Not that we needed any reminder that Gerry Adams is an irony-free zone.
And how we exchanged laughter for wry smiles when Micheal Martin showed us his notion of "constructive opposition"! It looked uncannily like his party's attitudes during its rare periods in opposition down through the years.
I'll come back to that. To stick to the fun for the moment, we will have more of it in May when we welcome the Queen of England and the President of the United States. But we will just have to hope that these trips will bring a practical reward in terms of trade and tourism.