Not since the foundation of our State do we find ourselves in such political turmoil. The country's largest political party, Fianna Fail, has imploded and is now embarking on a process to elect a new leader.
Are Messrs Martin, Lenihan and O Cuiv, along with Ms Hanafin, so confident that their constituents will return them to the Dail? Are Fianna Fail so sure that they can pick a new leader that will be elected?
Where would this leave the Soldiers of Destiny? Is their destiny that of the PDs or perhaps the Italian Christian Democrats? Does the Irish electorate have the will to create a whole new political landscape?
Interesting times indeed.
CASTLEKNOCK, DUBLIN 15