Expect Mattie to find his voice again -- but not until Friday
AND if two Independents should accidentally fall, that just leaves Mattie McGrath sitting on the wall.
In what looked like a suspiciously co-ordinated move, Finian McGrath and Shane Ross came out on the No side within days of each other. Finian announced his decision on Friday, giving him a day's lead before Shane's inevitable outing in his weekly column yesterday.
So, what of Mattie? Sources said he has "farmer problems" and is wary of showing his hand lest he alienate some voters. Expect him to remain silent for a few more days yet -- until after polling day anyway.