Friday 23 June 2017

Colum Kenny: It just may be too late for the red-faced Greens

De Burca might have had a point when she said FF were running rings around the party, says Colum Kenny

SPARE a thought for Deirdre de Burca. The political debacle that last week brought down Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea lends support to her view that Green leaders were also given the run-around in her case by Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

De Burca had good reason to believe that she had landed the job as a top adviser to EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. John Gormley thought Brian Cowen backed her.

Former Fianna Fail minister Maire Geoghegan-Quinn is herself well able to run rings around Green politicians. She showed this last month when a French Green MEP challenged her on the EU's nuclear research budget.

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