Ireland is justifiably proud of its large swathes of lush, verdant grassland. And right now, in the rising wind of a General Election, the longer bits of that grass are all a-rustle.
For while much attention has been focused on the new political parties, pacts and alliances which are proliferating on the lawn of Leinster House, rural Ireland is quietly gearing up for battle. And it’s not just the West that’s awake, but the other points of the country’s compass too.
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