Saturday 21 October 2017

A rumble in Rathgar: forget Leo and Simon - Eoghan and Kate is the real feud in Fine Gael

Finance Minister Michael Noonan with Kate O’Connell and Eoghan Murphy before the
last General Election
Finance Minister Michael Noonan with Kate O’Connell and Eoghan Murphy before the last General Election
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

'That fellah is so fond of himself, he'd lick himself if he could." Before Eoghan Murphy was even a TD, a Fine Gael veteran had caustically assessed the future minister for Dublin 4.

Now Murphy is like the cat that got the cream as the director of Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael leadership campaign, on the brink of victory.

Known to the guys as 'Murph', he's a cross between David Cameron and Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.

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