TV3 debate tonight. It is the first debate of of the election, which takes place on 25 Feb, and the FG leader, Enda Kenny, has – in his wisdom – decided not to appear.  Sure Vincent Brown would have slashed him, as he does with everyone else, but I think it is a big mistake to let the others talk and not be part of the discussion.

I think he is damaging his chances and his reputation. Badly advised! The people in Carrick-on-Shannon (his excuse for not taking part is a meeting there tonight) would survive him not being there.