Forget Keaveney, think about Callinan
Wouldn't your heart go out to Colm Keaveney TD? Last week, the poor sod took a momentous step – he, a former Labour Party chairman, joined Fianna Fail. And he found himself at the heart of discussion about the state of Irish politics. For about eight seconds. Then, the Smithwick report into alleged garda collusion with the IRA came out. At which point the media and the political establishment decided it was time for a kick-about with Gerry Adams. And poor Colm's momentous step became as newsworthy as last week's weather forecast.