Liam Fay's PS
Should Queen Elizabeth be invited to attend the 1916 commemorations? In a week when we learned a little bit more about the decisive role played by the State in the calamitous banking collapse, the question seems spectacularly extraneous. For some combatants in the Euro elections, however, it's an issue of unrivalled urgency.
The purpose of the exercise is to discommode Brian Hayes , Fine Gael's Dublin candidate.
Following the successful visit to the UK by President Higgins, a Tory MP called for Ireland to rejoin the Commonwealth. Hayes dismissed the idea but suggested that it might merit consideration in the distant future.