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Shy TD won't part with his number

Published 12/03/2011 | 05:00

Who you gonna call if there's an economic crisis in the neighbourhood?

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Well, not new independent TD Stephen Donnelly anyway, because he is so loath to give his telephone number out.

The Harvard-educated Mr Donnelly was elected in Wicklow because of his expertise on the economy and he was finding his way around Leinster House this week.

But Mr Donnelly was wary of giving his number out to journalists who asked, which doesn't bode well for his future coverage in the media.

He should take a few lessons from the deputy leader of the technical group he's now joined.

Finian McGrath is never to shy to do anything to get a bit of publicity, whether it's playing a guitar or singing a song.

Up against "the big parties", as Finian brands them, the independents have to fight for any scrap of coverage and there's none better than Master McGrath.

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