This is something which would have been dismissed out of hand a few months ago. However, as 1929 changed politics forever, could the post Lehmans world provide an opportunity to Labour.
If they run enough candidates, they could theoreticaly emerge as a the largest party, therefore RTE will have to include them in the Leaders Debate - as seen from Nick Clegg's participation in the UK debate, it can make a difference.
By picking up well-known has-beens,the chances of Labour gaining seats in Mayo, Poscommon and Longford - of all places, has increased. There gains would be deemed impossible months ago, but now on a good day with the wind behind them, are maybes. It all depends on Fianna Fail and how bad their collapse will be. But all but the true ff belivers ie morons, think that they will do well enough to lead a government again in the next 7 years.
So in the post-Nama Republic - is the future Labour?