That a media commentator should be so publicly rewarded for this abandonment of the media's critical function in holding a Taoiseach to account is itself a corruption.
As the votes are being counted, Fine Gael TD Leo Varadkar calls for reform of Seanad Eireann.
In an interview with Attack Media, Trevor Sargent spoke of Climate Change, being on the other side of the fence and biting the bullet on going into government.
The Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) has requested a meeting among political parties following the general election in order to the "evaluate the political situation and see what areas of cooperation [can] be built" in terms of left unity.
Ireland's economic success is partly due to our low corporate tax rate, which attracted multinationals, making Ireland the most profitable global location for US firms. But wages and costs have increased in Ireland and corporations are looking elsewhere.
Fianna Fáil is settling back into government firm in its conviction of success and impatient of the policy criticisms they endured in the election campaign.
Jackie Healy-Rae speaking in the Dáil on 14 June on the nomination of Bertie Ahern as Taoiseach and following the election of fellow South Kerry TD and constituency rival, John O'Donoghue as Ceann Comhairle.
A major reform of Seanad Éireann was proposed three years ago. Since then nothing has changed and it remains a siphon of government
Had she not sued RTÉ, Beverley Flynn would probably be a cabinet minister by now. Her involvement in the NIB tax fraud would have been brushed off.