Gerry Adams, despite setbacks in recent years, is still a Sinn Fein star. He’ll be a considerable asset to SF when (and one assumes it is a when) he is elected in Louth. What’s interesting, however, is that SF choose to run him in one of their safest already held seats, and not in a new seat like Dublin Central. I wonder what that says about SF’s feeling towards the coming contest? They’re polling reasonably well, and it isn’t wild to expect them to gain seats, but are they afraid that a Labour tsunami might hit them as well, I wonder?