So nominations for the new leader of SF closed today
And surprise surprise there was only one.
Mary Lou McDonald.
How can a party with 22 TDs (excluding Adams), 7 Senators, 27 MLAs and 6 MPs only muster a single nomination for a leadership contest.
And it's not the first time.
In the north last year the very same thing happened.
Or is it, or is it that SF are not like your usual political party.
Certainly in Ireland no other part has managed to maintain a scandal ridden leader for 30+ years and then when it's time to election a new one no contest takes place.
That's the stuff of developing world despots or socialist utopias