Tuesday 24 January 2017

Politicians' macho act taking steady toll

Posturing over water charges is disguising increasingly fragile cracks in the Irish facade, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 20/04/2014 | 02:30

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore. Illustration by Tom Halliday
Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore. Illustration by Tom Halliday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore went toe to toe last week

It got a bit embarrassing last week. You know what it's like when a couple of would-be tough guys go chin to chin – and neither of them wants to fight, but there are people watching and they don't want to look like they're weak?

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Are you lookin' at me? What if I am?

Cut that out or I'll bust ya.

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