Wednesday 24 May 2017

Ireland reaches peak summit

'Paddy [Cosgrave] was justifiably shocked that people decided to take the Government's side in this, given that we don't take the Government's side in anything in this country'
'Paddy [Cosgrave] was justifiably shocked that people decided to take the Government's side in this, given that we don't take the Government's side in anything in this country'
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Looking back now, you wonder if this has been Sharon Ni Bheolain's sole purpose in life. Was she inserted into RTE all those years ago as a sleeper, just waiting for this moment? Was she some class of a Manchurian candidate who would be triggered by the sight of Daire Hickey at the Web Summit? Daire clearly got more than he bargained for as Sharon asked him basically why we were all expected to pay for bus tickets for the millionaires who have presumably made Daire and Paddy Cosgrave millionaires.

Daire and Paddy are clearly hurt at their treatment at the hands of the media this past week. Paddy seems to have been so hurt that he started pulling out of interviews.

Clearly recognising that it had been a smart move to pull out of the Sharon Ni Bheolain interview, Paddy subsequently pulled out of The Late Late Show too. And that was despite Tubs playing Kofi Anan by heading down to the Web Summit and appealing for peace and love and an end to wing-clipping.

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