No matter how this all plays out I am proud of my adopted country (Ireland). This is how you hold a revolution. Fianna Fail, which has been the most powerful party all through Irish history, has been turned out. They had 78 members of the 166 member Dail (parliament). After Friday's election they are going to lose about 60 of those seats. No political statement at all here, because any supposed 'change' may or not do any real good, but the Irish people have proved that the ballot box is the best place to exert your will.