Wednesday 29 March 2017

Gene Kerrigan: One hundred reasons to dislike Big Phil

The Minister for Threatening Citizens will soon be knocking at your door

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

DID you notice the single most embarrassing fact in the 3,270 page Mahon report? It seems that no one bribes TDs. It's worth your while to bung a cabinet minister, or a lowly councillor.

The minister will have tentacles that can tickle party people and state officials. A councillor can vote through a measure that enhances your financial assets. But, a TD? Not much point, really.

Ah, but, I hear you say -- wasn't Liam Lawlor a mere TD? And everyone knew you could rent him by the hour, the week or the year.

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