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Published 21/09/2014 | 02:30

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday

So, this thick envelope comes through the letterbox. It lands on the floor and lies there, breathing heavily, radiating a sense of threat. Ah, says I to myself, it must be from Phil Hogan.

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A billet-doux from the departing giant of Irish politics - off to his €250,000-a-year EU Commissionership (with exhilarating expenses and appropriate pension).

How nice of Phil "Yer Boots" Hogan to leave one last memento of his reign as Enda's Chief Enforcer.

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