Yes, we all know the infamous Irish road and the profound effects that the fixing thereof can have on one’s political career. Indeed, road-fixing has become symbolic of nepotistic parish pump politics. If a politician looking for a vote knocks on your door, congratulations, it’s your lucky day. Depending on how desperate they are, your road might just get fixed. In fact, as we approach election time, I seem to discern a significant increase in road repairs in our area.