Thursday 20 July 2017

Never bluff a bluffer: steely Kenny refuses to be bullied off the pitch

Leo Varadkar and Catherine Noone arrive for a charity event at Medley restaurant on Fleet Street last night. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Leo Varadkar and Catherine Noone arrive for a charity event at Medley restaurant on Fleet Street last night. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

After Enda Kenny's show-stopping performance, there was an insightful moment towards the end of the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting last night.

Catherine Byrne, the Junior Health Minister, was defending the proposal to bring in consumption rooms, facilities where drug addicts can shoot up in safe surroundings with health supports available. The suggestion has been knocking around for about a decade-and-a-half now, and are finally about to materialise.

Sean Barrett, the veteran Fine Gael TD, was arguing the substances being consumed were illegal.

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