Monday 20 February 2017

Notion of AG as pawn in Coalition row makes no political sense

Published 28/03/2014 | 02:30

Attorney General Maire Whelan
Attorney General Maire Whelan

THE tit-for-tat theory about Fine Gael going for Labour's Attorney General if Labour went for Fine Gael's Minister for Justice ignores the fundamental workings of the Coalition.

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The argument put forward this week was if Labour went for Alan Shatter's head, then Fine Gael would retaliate for Maire Whelan's head.

It's simplistic.

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