Prime Minister Bertie Ahern told parliament on Tuesday (11 March): "The government have more or less signed off on the date. It is really a question about the day of the week.As this blog has pointed out, Bertie Ahern, the possible first President, has already started campaigning, with concentration on the need to combat
We are looking at the second week of June."
According to the Irish Times, the date will probably be Thursday, 12 June.
Of course, it does not take too many brains, though more than the average politician and most of our journalists possess, to find out that far from global warming we may well be entering a period of global cooling. At any rate this year and the last two have been considerably colder than the ones before. Yes, yes, I know that's weather and not climate but that did not stop the hysterics about Britain becoming a drought-ridden desert after two moderately dry years.
Back to what matters. Not only do we wish our Irish friends and colleagues well but we intend to do everything in our power to further their cause.