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Asgard metaphors stay afloat

3rd March 2009

It may be nearly six months since she sank without a trace, but political references to the Asgard II keep bobbing to the surface. In the latest metaphorical voyage, Elaine Byrne uses the decision to leave Asgard on the seabed to describe Fianna Fáil's approach to democracy.

The Irish Times opinion piece, entitled "Ireland has changed and we are in uncharted waters" is here.

With plenty of people, including Captain Colm Newport still holding out hope that she may yet be raised, her retained status as a household name is encouraging. The name Asgard II, clearly, still has currency.

Click this link for all Afloat's coverage of Asgard II's sinking, and the plans to raise, dive and replace her

Raise the Asgard - Afloat's 2008 online petition
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