Keeping the strands from fraying will be a tough task in Government tug of war
Well, we were expecting all sorts in the 32nd Dáil, but this confection is even more of a mixed bag than anticipated, giving us plenty to chew on.
People were getting hot under the collar that it took almost a quarter of a year to put it together. But politics is not a lucky dip, it's about weighing up options. Think of the child in the sweet shop with one euro in their pocket: there's a bewildering assortment to choose from - the trick is to get as many as you can of the ones that will last the longest.
Throw in a few toffees and a gob-stopper or two, and then there are the ones that dissolve almost immediately...