It's a dogfight: and that's just among party leaders
Enda Kenny looks secure, for now, but the elections could destroy his rivals
As the European and local elections hove ever closer into view, for some strange reason the old nursery rhyme about Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat came to mind last week.
Certainly the one sure thing in a uniquely uncertain landscape is that when it comes to our political leaders a lot of previously plump political geese are facing a rigorous plucking.
This is particularly the case in the high-profile European elections.