Bethany Man No Longer "World's Most Famous Resurrected Corpse" -- Fianna Fáil triumphant.
The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that the Soldiers of Destiny, even without Beyonce, have managed to win back our hearts. Performance figures show a resurgence with the Working Poor, which is now pretty much everyone.
And furthermore, the poll puts Sinn Fein at 18% or, to quote Gerry Adams, "Eighteen, with a bullet".
Social amnesia has been studied in mice. Their ability to connect with each other is based on a sense of smell. Their brain produces a protein called oxytocin, and mice without this protein are unable to recognize familiar mice or situations. They ramble endlessly in the maze, incapable of finding an exit. When they meet another rodent, say a Fianna Fail TD rodent, they are instantly deceived into believing that this well-fed creature has a better sense of direction. So they follow. And it's a very dangerous thing, the inability to smell a rat.