Tuesday 6 December 2016

'I was hungover on the Pat Kenny Show'

Five years later, Shane Dunphy still blushes at the memory

Published 18/09/2010 | 05:00

The Taoiseach has been coming under fire this week for doing an interview on Morning Ireland, while a little under the weather after a night's drinking at the latest Fianna Fail gathering.

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Some have suggested that his conduct has damaged the international reputation of the country.

At a conversation around the watercooler last Wednesday, a colleague asked me, more than a little outraged, what kind of person would appear on our national broadcaster in such a condition. Clearing my throat and stuttering the response, I had to admit: "Well, I did, once."

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