Sunday 28 May 2017

Brian Brennan: Reality bites as Healy-Rae left to learn the art of straight talking

Michael Healy-Rae talking to reporters outside Dail
Eireann last week
Michael Healy-Rae talking to reporters outside Dail Eireann last week

MICHAEL HEALY-RAE has the distinction of being the first TD to be removed under new legislation, and against his will, from a state board.

He also has the dubious distinction, as he demonstrated all through last week, of being one of the last elected purveyors of political double-talk and gobbledygook, of which we have had more than our share in recent years.

As the Taoiseach and his ministers are becoming increasingly aware, the truth about the state of public finances and the tough measures required to repair them cannot be avoided.

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