Thursday 23 February 2017

Greed and ambition are bad for health

Hughie McElvaney and Leo Varadkar are each a part of a Fine Gael that damages us, writes Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Hugh McElvaney. Photo: Frank McGrath
Hugh McElvaney. Photo: Frank McGrath

For just a while, I thought we'd found a new hero: councillor Hughie McElvaney, star of the RTE Investigates programme. You had to admire his total commitment to unashamedly playing the role of a greedy bastard.

Another councillor talked around the issue; a third spoke volumes in a wink.

But there was something pure about the hidden camera footage of Hughie McElvaney setting out his terms for doing business. There was a total absence of the pretence that's standard practice in national politics.

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