Wednesday 26 April 2017

Ralph Riegel: Underestimate Coveney at your political peril

Coveney emerged largely unscathed from the failed heave against Enda Kenny
Coveney emerged largely unscathed from the failed heave against Enda Kenny
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

SIMON Coveney has spent 12 years proving that people underestimate him at their own peril.

No one ever doubted that the young Cork TD had all the raw ingredients for a potentially glittering political career -- film-star good looks, a sharp intellect, a likeable personality as well as impeccable political pedigree and the backing of an influential family.

But doubts always surrounded his killer-instinct in the often bear-pit world of Irish politics.

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