Kevin Myers: Hark! There's something rotten in state of Ireland
The Hamlet Enquiry into the awarding of the Elsinore contract for communications with the afterlife is, after all, to be allowed to engage Mr Macbeth SC as counsel, it was revealed yesterday.
Mr Justice Hamlet said he had been in two minds, or three, and sometimes even more over the matter, especially considering Mr Macbeth's role in the Banquo affair.
However, the final decision by Mr Justice Lear in the High Court had put the entire matter beyond lawful doubt. Mr Macbeth could now begin his interrogation of Mr Polonius, a Danish expert on phone-calls to the dead.