Curtain comes down on Leinster House - to disguise upcoming renovation works
Picture the scene.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, or even US President Donald Trump, arrive at Leinster House for a tour of the parliament during their visits to Ireland.
The political heavyweights are greeted by bricks and mortar and dozens of construction workers involved in the long-awaited renovation works of the parliament.
It wouldn’t give off the best possible first impressions, to say the least.
But the canny Leinster House authorities are drawing up a plan to protect the image of Leinster House during the renovation of the Seanad chamber.
A giant curtain - displaying a replica image of the back of Leinster House - will be draped around the historic building in a bid to disguise the ugly mess.
They say image is everything - so why should politics be any different?