Sinead O’Connor is to swap…whatever it is she does to join Sinn Fein.

“I’m joining Sinn Fein now. If they’ll have me” she wrote. As yet, Sinn Fein have yet to respond.

O’ Connor, who has recently been involved in esteemed causes such as Band Aid 30 and Miley Cyrus, made the shock announcement on her blog. Needless to say the reaction has been somewhat mixed.

Sinead O’Connor in a position of power seems a very odd concept, like Ryan Tubridy interacting with children for an extended period of time. You can’t really do anything about it except feel slightly uncomfortable, so you just sit and watch.

It should be very interesting to see how this one plays out. No doubt she’d bring a fresh outlook on things if she did make it to power. Ripping up pictures of the Pope would fade in comparison to the kind of things she’d get up to with actual legislative influence.

Marijuana enthusiasts might well take an interest in her policies, after she famously ditched her most recent husband on their honeymoon to score a joint somewhere. So she isn’t scared to make unpopular priorities, that’s for sure.

Let’s enjoy it while it lasts. Sinead O’Connor knows how to create a headline about herself, so this may all just be a flash in the pan.

Fast forward ten years, and Sinead O’Connor is Taoiseach and leader of the Sinn Fein party while Russel Brand has singlehandedly usurped all government in the UK and is head of a utopian society. That’d be an interesting tussle.