Sam Smyth: Departure from high office will hit him where it hurts the most
'The Taoiseach totally trusts Willie and values his judgment on nearly everything. He really understands finance and economics'
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.