The possibility of a General Election ahead of Christmas is looming large, and the internet is understandably feeling pretty heated about the idea.
The commotion all started with an email, sent to Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald in May 2015, detailing a legal strategy to be deployed against Garda Whistleblower Maurice McCabe.
The email, which Ms. Fitzgerald says she does not remember receiving, was described in the Dáil has having malicious content aimed at smearing McCabe's character.
The Tánaiste insisted she was legally unable to intervene, a fact that could see her losing her job.
Twitter is reacting strongly.
Waking up: “Ah, it was all a dream...”
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) November 24, 2017
I swear, if they pull this shit at Christmas time, I'm going to vote for the mauldiest independent I can find.
— Conor O'Reilly (@ConorJonOReilly) November 24, 2017
— Joe Leogue (@JoeLeogue) November 23, 2017
Calling a General Election in the middle of Brexit negotiations is like tidying your room instead of studying for the Leaving Cert. #GE17
— Ryan McBride (@Mcbrideryan1) November 23, 2017
— Pauline Murphy (@RealPMurphy) November 23, 2017
— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) November 23, 2017
Looking forward to all the "Cold night, but warm reception on the doorsteps" tweets that are going to absolutely plague Twitter for the next while. #GE17
— Siobhán de Paor (@SiobhandeP) November 23, 2017