Sunday 23 July 2017

Lise Hand: Out with the old and in with Martin's Dolly Mixture dream team

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

HOW exciting. Having risen magnificently from the opinion-poll ashes like a Cork Phoenix only days after taking on the dubious honour of leading Fianna Fail into what promises to be a torrid (and horrid) election campaign, Micheal Martin yesterday unveiled his Brave New Frontbench to the, eh, waiting world.

Surely his team of spokespersons would be a marvel to behold -- a harmonious choir of fresh-faced Young Turks promoted from the junior officer ranks or plucked from the obscurity of the backbenches.

They surely would be all hungry new recruits willing to quick-march towards the roar of the campaign cannon, rather than ranks of battle-scarred veterans desperate to dodge questions about what exactly they had all been up to in Cabinet for the past decade or so.

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