Ross's unforced error knocks air out of Leo's new-Taoiseach bounce
Once the scourge of cronyism, Shane Ross now appears to tend more towards the view that "it's only cronyism when the 'other crowd' do it".
So, his constituents are these days being treated to letters from Mr Ross boasting about the reopening of their local Stepaside garda station.
"I am writing to let you know that Stepaside garda station will reopen!" the Independent TD and Transport Minister breathlessly begins his missive.