Fianna Fáil here have collapsed. Literally. The folding table they were using just fell down. It’s widely being seem as pretty bloody symbolic. Frank Fahey, former minister, has conceded defeat. No surprise – he almost came to be seen as emblematic of the party’s endemic corruption.
Our leading Green candidate, Niall O’Brolcháin, has seen his vote taken out and shot. It is a shame. I like him. I like what he stood for. But at least Fianna Fáil party TDs had an excuse for supporting a FF government. The Greens will never be able to explain why it seemed like a good idea.
Count any second now. It’s looking very much as if FF will be reduced to a single seat.