Dialling nein, nein, nein in the Dail
• For the past 19 months Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore et al imagined they were not alone fooling the EU, but the people of Ireland. Do they now realise they have only been fooling themselves?
To put things in the simplest possible terms, Enda Kenny, Michael Noonan, Eamon Gilmore and James Reilly are now on Santa's 'extremely bold' list.
In an unprecedented move, Santa is instructing the good boys and girls in the Dail to distance themselves and refuse to associate in the Dail playroom with boys who seem to some to have deliberately set out to deceive Santa and his workers about the funding of new toys for Christmas.