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Enda’s budget may very well be Shanghaied by China crisis

Last Tuesday, I eavesdropped on a group of TDs sipping coffee in Leinster House. As usual, the date of the election loomed large. But the talk was not the usual gossip about local politics. No mention was made of the man from Mayo. Even Micheal Martin and Gerry Adams were ignored. The latest opinion polls never featured. Instead, they spoke of Shanghai, not Shankill, of China, not Churchtown. The TDs had been spooked by the overnight stock markets. Seeing, as they do, everything in terms of their electoral fortunes, they spotted the danger. Monday’s global stock market collapses had a direct bearing on the Irish economy, the election and, most importantly, the timing of their date with destiny.

 

Senator Feargal Quinn & some Independent Alliance candidates

It’s high time that dinosaur known as Ibec became extinct

In prehistoric days, the dinosaurs were dangerous. Today’s dinosaurs are confined to museums or to the odd guest appearance in Scotland’s Loch Ness. Or to the stage.

 

Judges aren’t rotten, the appointment system is

There was a shock hook against the head in the Supreme Court 10 days ago. Normally, official Ireland might have expected the beaks on the bench to close ranks. On July 31 they confounded convention.