Eoghan Harris: Our body politic must amputate helping hand that sustains Sinn Fein
Last Sunday, a man stopped me in the People's Park, Dun Laoghaire, and said, "If it wasn't for the Sunday Independent, they'd have it all their own way."
He didn't have to say who 'they' were. Like so many in Middle Ireland, he is watching Sinn Fein's rampant march through the Irish body politic with increasing alarm.
However, he told me he was bothered less by Sinn Fein's blitzkrieg than the two major parties' failure to mount a counter-attack.