Eamon Delaney: Andrews's defection a harbinger of political change
Sometimes it seems that Dublin South East is the cockpit of half the political drama in our country. McDowell and John Gormley, the tangle in the Ranelagh Triangle, Lucinda the Rebel, and the hardy perennial Ruairi Quinn.
Now, the Dublin 4 heartland, which has been given the more scenic-sounding name of Dublin Bay South, is host to what could be a significant shift in the political landscape.
Former Fianna Fail poll-topper Chris Andrews is apparently to join Sinn Fein with a view to standing for the party in the constituency in next year's local elections, with presumably a crack at a general election after that.