• Did I detect a certain amount of schadenfreude aimed at the present Government on the plinth of Leinster House from both Fianna Fail and and Sinn Fein after Chancellor Merkel's comments? It was akin to the reaction to Thatcher's "out, out, out" comments.
For the record, lest we forget, Fianna Fail was in power and gave the guarantee on that night of infamy in September 2008 which is the root of our difficulties. Sinn Fein backed the guarantee.
Ni neart go chur le cheile!