Saturday 21 October 2017

Lise Hand: Gallagher still haunted by the big 'What If. . .'

Sean Gallagher
Sean Gallagher

He had felt wronged by RTE, and had sought to talk to a high-up in the station about the serious blow he was sure that it had delivered to his reputation. But he had little success.

"I was just gobsmacked with their arrogance and with the almost hostility of their response. No contriteness, no apology, not even considering that they had done anything wrong," he explained to the interviewer.

Sounds familiar? It was supposed to. After six months' silence, presidential candidate Sean Gallagher finally broke his silence on the so-called Tweetgate incident, in which a message from a bogus Sinn Fein Twitter account was read aloud by Pat Kenny during the last stormy debate of the campaign and which may have delivered the coup de grace to the then-frontrunner's bid for the Aras.

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