Ending the masquerade
THE Greens may have lit the fuse under the 30th Dail but the Government imploded all by itself. That is why any attempts to string out the forthcoming election by a day longer than is absolutely necessary will exact a heavy price.
It has been like watching the closing hours of a grubby masquerade ball: party debris everywhere, the revellers, reeling and bewildered, reveal themselves as the masks slip one by one.
With the country practically screaming for an end to the burlesque, the fact that a date is near to being agreed to end the madness should be welcomed.