BLOW-UP MAN IS LEFT OUT FOR THE COUNT
Every election count has its longueurs. Floating Voter's team of observers at the count in Kilkenny therefore welcomed the arrival of a naked inflated gentleman.
This was not some protest against inflation, but a hen party that wandered into the count with the blow-up doll.
The enthusiastic posse, including Ann Broughan and Aisling Nolan, from Tullow, Co Carlow, arrived into the midst of the politicians at the Springhill Court Hotel.
They were planning to dispatch their blow-up chap to the bed of bride-to-be Aidy Foley from Myshall.
One should be grateful that this particular hen party didn't hire a male stripper.
Meanwhile, our man at another count centre overheard the comments of the wife of a local candidate and mother of a large family: "If you can't beat Fianna Fail you outbreed them."
Yes – we're puzzled as well.
Irish Independent Supplement