Tuesday 25 April 2017

Fair play to unlikely allies Kelly and Varadkar

Alan Kelly. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Alan Kelly. Photo: Steve Humphreys
John Downing

John Downing

Once again, Leo Varadkar plays the role of the boy who told the political establishment that the emperor had no clothes.

And this time he was boosted and preceded along the way by an unlikely ally, Alan Kelly.

The tricky issue was would Michael Lowry, condemned by Mr Justice Michael Moriarty in his 2011 report, be fit for recruitment to support a short-falling Fine Gael-Labour coalition after the general election. The Taoiseach ducked and dived and famously managed to avoid the direct question all of 11 times over the weekend.

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