Ralph Riegel: Underestimate Coveney at your political peril
Published 16/09/2010 | 05:00
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.