Tuesday 6 December 2016

Rehab saga has potential to seriously damage Fine Gael

Gerard O'Regan

Published 17/04/2014 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab director Frank Flannery
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab director Frank Flannery

HAS Frank Flannery – and indeed Angela Kerins – made a major tactical error in not telling the morality police on the Public Accounts Committee the full details of their pay and perks with Rehab over the years?

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As argument and counter argument continues, the long-standing Fine Gael backroom strategist should surely have played it all so differently. What can he really gain with bravado from a distance? He is around long enough to realise that most of Rehab's operational secrets will seep into the public domain sooner rather than later.

Most disconcerting of all for both him and the charity – not to mention Enda Kenny and Fine Gael – is the unremitting drip-drip of information. Some of it is very juicy stuff indeed. It will inevitably act as a spur to those who want to know more and who will keep on peeling the onion. The reality is that there is really no going back on the Rehab drama now. Apart from anything else, the saga is too ensnared in Fine Gael politics.

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