Monday 26 June 2017

Lee: I've no regrets over cabinet role

Lynne Kelleher

FORMER TD George Lee yesterday insisted he had no regrets about walking away from Fine Gael and a possible finance portfolio.

The former RTE economics editor stunned the political world last February when he quit the Dail just nine months after being elected.

He had been tipped as a potential Minister for Finance in the next Fine Gael government, but he left citing his lack of influence over economic policies as the main reason for his shock decision.

But Mr Lee, back with a new TV show this week, yesterday told RTE's Ryan Tubridy: "I don't have any regrets. I was listening to the results and it never entered my head. I can't look back."

He doesn't dwell on missing out on a chance to be a minister: " There are people waiting an awful long time for a seat at Cabinet and they are not getting out of the way."

Irish Independent

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