Tuesday 6 December 2016

Sam Smyth: Departure from high office will hit him where it hurts the most

Sam Smyth

Published 19/02/2010 | 05:00

'The Taoiseach totally trusts Willie and values his judgment on nearly everything. He really understands finance and economics'

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HIS enemies will say it is somehow fitting that Willie O'Dea is the first government minister in history to resign because of a Tweet on Twitter.

Being listed in the 'Guinness Book of Records' as the first ministerial casualty of cyber social networking is an exotic and very dubious distinction.

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