Its becoming more and more obvious that moneybags Willie O'Dea is on the way to being pensioned off by Fianna Fail.
A couple of weeks ago we had him waffling on about writing his memoirs. A literary work that local wags suggest may be more in the style of Alan Partridge than Alan Clark.
Now we learn in today's Sindo that he has "become a director of a British company called Union Jack Oil".
According to the article O'Dea regards investing in shares as "a hobby" and "Mr O'Dea, who also writes for the Sunday Independent, has investments in a range of exploration companies and, like other investors, he is a "follower" of entrepreneur John Teeling, a long-time promoter of oil, gas and mining firms in Ireland and abroad, as well as the founder of the Cooley Distillery, which was recently sold to the American drinks giant Jim Beam."
Many would think that he is preparing for his departure from politics.
Between his investments and tax payer funded pensions he can look forward to a very comfortable retirement unlike many of his constituents.
I hope for his business partners sake that he is better at looking after their investments than he has been for looking after Limerick City.
The fact of the matter is that after 30 years as a TD, O'Dea has achieved little or nothing for limerick and will be leaving no worthwhile legacy behind. He will soon be forgotten.
Does one have to sign an affidavit to become a company director?