Behind the posturing on Lowry, the real pragmatic business of politics carries on
At last, some harmony between all the political parties. Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour, Renua, Sinn Féin and, one presumes, the Social Democrats, are all in agreement on one thing - not doing business with Michael Lowry after the election.
Lowry has succeeded not only in uniting a broad range of the political spectrum, but also in allowing Gerry Adams to take the moral high ground about who he would be willing to go into government with.
That's quite a feat.