O Cuiv puts an end to “a mis-cartridge of justice”

The peerless Miriam Lord reckons Eamon O Cuiv is playing an old Fianna Fail game, but this time it’s Sinn Fein who will be relieved:

So is this the end? Not really. Young Dev was infuriatingly vague about his intentions. He won’t say whether he’ll be voting Yes or No in the referendum.

“You cross bridges when you come to them.” So for the foreseeable future, he will remain the loneliest backbencher in Ireland, eyes burning into Micheál’s shoulderblades as he agonises over septic tanks and the European question.

In fact, if Ó Cuív is particularly angry about an issue and speaks out at a parliamentary party meeting, it will amount to a total Fianna Fáil backbench revolt.

Ó Cuív even found the time before Micheál’s gentle nudge to speak from the back of a lorry on the scandal of the septic tank charge. Decades on from the turbulent foundation of the state, the Soldiers of Destiny now find themselves caught up in a new civil war. And now, Young Dev finds himself in the same position of his granddaddy: on the anti-treaty side.

Sinn Féin are so relieved to be out of the headlines that they can’t stop smiling. Off the hook on the inkgate printer saga. A good result for Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

Anything else would be a mis-cartridge of justice.


  • Alias

    Ó Snodaigh will now be able focus with laser precision on writing his Wolfe Toner speech.

    I think it’s a measure of how rabidly europhile the Irish media and political class is that Ó Cuív is now branded as a eurosceptic when he is in reality intensely europhile.

  • Billy Pilgrim


    ‘…he is in reality intensely europhile.’

    Ah, but is he intensely Europhile enough?

  • Alias

    Obviously not, since he still has some dangerous patriotic sentiments for the Irish nation.

  • As Yogi Berra remarked, “when you come to a fork in the road you should take it”. Not wait for a bridge to appear.

  • wee buns

    O Cuiv put a scanner in the works…

    But what about Gilmore who today during question time cracked a leaflet printer joke, in an attempt to deflect focus from Berlin leaked documents # 2 !?

    The inkjet calls the toner black.

  • Drumlins Rock

    Its still a blot on SF’s pages, they might have to tone things down for a bit, unlike most this one will probable be recycled for years to come, even if it is burried under mountains of paper,