go back much further than 100 years. But in the politics of today you can't slip a sheet of paper between them as far as their centre-right, Christian Democrat policies are concerned. In the local elections, which are running simultaneously with the European hustings, the parties at county level are the same as those on the national stage: Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn Féin, a scattering of Greens and a ludicrous number of independents (currently polling as Ireland's largest party).
People's Front of Judea, it must be the way I tell it.
Qs for SF canvassers: do you see yourselves as brokering a more Solidarność agreement between Saskaņas Centrs in Latvia and Συνασπισμός Ριζοσπαστικής Αριστεράς in Greece?