Shane Ross: Beards sweat it out in sauna
JEAN-Claude Trichet is on his knees, begging our hero to change his mind. Nicolas Sarkozy is planning an emergency visit to Ireland to plead with him. US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is seeking an audience with him. Enda Kenny is waving the white flag.
Earth-shattering news hit Ireland last week. President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Jack O'Connor revealed he was considering joining the ranks of the debt "defaulters".
Did the planet really shudder? Did Liberty Hall even wobble?