Enda volunteers Ireland for Angela's army
The Scene: The Cabinet Room in Dublin's Merrion Street. In the chair, Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Enda: First item on the agenda -Should we re-appoint Michael Lowry's friend, Valerie O'Reilly, to the board of the National Transport Authority? Postponed? Agreed? Good.
Second item - correspondence, the weekly letter of applause from Angela Merkel. This time she is over the moon about our 3.5pc forecast growth figures.