'Star Wars' row shows the farce remains strong in Aosdana
It remains one of the most baffling examples of Official Ireland's complete disconnect from the real world. A talking shop filled with relics, with one or two minor luminaries thrown in.
I am talking not of the Seanad, but Aosdana, the hilariously pompous 'artistic elite' of this country.
Even the casual observer will be aware that any time they hit the news pages, it's usually because they have passed a motion condemning Israel and the USA, or one of their members, invariably Margaretta Darcy, has gone on some demented political solo run.