Ian O'Doherty: The Áras race is irrelevant -- yet Martin still messed it up
There's an old saying that every country ultimately gets the government it deserves -- in Ireland's case, however, it's worse. No, rather than just getting the government we deserve, we have an entire political system that is almost laughably rotten to the core.
When I use the word 'laughably' I am, of course, thinking about Fianna Fáil and the astonishingly fine mess they have managed to get themselves into.
There was a time when Fianna Fáil was a by-word for cute-hoorism, gombeenism and clientelism -- but by God they were good at what they did.