'Surreal' Cabinet meeting sets scene for guffaws and hijinks in giddy Dáil
What a relief to see them doing their best to lay the country's fears to rest and take this leadership storm in their stride.
Coy smirks. Sidelong glances. In-house muttered jokes and accompanying guffaws - we had all the fun of the fair in the Fine Gael front bench for Leaders' Questions.
Teetering on the jittery brink of the great unknown, they had bought tickets for the 'carousel of chaos', daring each other to have a go.