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The posters are going up on the lamp posts and the tourists and the European lorry drivers are starting to drive round in circles looking for road signs obliterated by the airbrushed smiles of party hopefuls. But this is no ordinary election. The election on February 25th will represent a snapshot of the political fallout from the economic collapse and the farcical slide into chaos of the Fianna Fáil/Green Party coalition. Farcical that is, except for the calamity that the government’s policies have created for the working class people of Ireland.