I used to like them when they came out first, and they recorded some great stuff in their day, but I think their time has passed (as a group, anyway).
Andrea seems to be pursuing a solo career and the others marrying and raising families. She has also been dabbling in acting, and played the lead in Jane Eyre in Dublin over a year ago. I went to see it, and was, I have to admit, sceptical about another singer-turned-actor, but I'm delighted to report that she actually stole the show! And for someone so small, she was certainly well-able to project her voice.
Certainly the girls are very attractive, even still, but I don't think Jim would get the gay vote. While his sisters got the looks, as he ages he's starting to resemble -- alarmingly -- Kim Jong Il. And he seems to be getting as paranoid as the former North Korean leader: he seems to subscribe to every conspiracy theory going, and has been an entertaining guest on TV
chat shows here the last couple of years.
The fact that they are not recording together anymore probably pigeon-holes them and they've never had a chance to develop their style, which is a shame, but one thing this country has thankfully never been short of is musical talent (at least we have SOMETHING going for us . . . ) and there is always new talent coming on stream to take their place.