Lise Hand: TD in doghouse for barking up the wrong tree
OH the bitter irony. One day, Mattie McGrath is the hero of stags and hounds the length and breadth of rural Ireland.
The next, he finds himself in that most doleful of canine dwellings -- the doghouse.
It transpires that in recent times the Taoiseach has been hosting a series of lunches in Government Buildings for random groups of backbenchers in an effort to quell the rising tide of mutterings emanating from the more distant fringes of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party.