A sudden downpour of technical glitches on www.politics.ie has caused widespread panic among underemployed Dail staffers, student politicians and disillusioned party hacks throughout the nation.
They are now believed to be flooding niche bulletin boards and refugee stations have been set up on boards.ie for the worst afflicted.
Reports suggest that initial fears of a legal tsunami were misplaced. Rather, the current crisis appears to be the result of a high-pressure software upgrade clashing with p.ie owner David Cochrane's busy schedule.
Meteorologists predict that the site should be back up by the weekend.
Political junkies are urged to find shelter offline, and seek comfort in bound copies of old Oireachtas debates.