EIRE: Dev Loses His Majority

Everybody in Eire was sure that nobody in Eire wanted last week's general election. But the constitution grants the Dail five years of life, a tenure now up. So the electors, from Donegal to Dublin, walked or jaunted to the polls in every schoolhouse, where those officials known as personation agents checked to see that the living did not vote twice or more, or the dead even once.

When the votes were tallied after four days & nights, everybody in Eire was sure that nobody in Eire, with an exception or two, liked...

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