Sunday 23 April 2017

John Drennan: How choir boy Kenny and Fine Gael lusted after bad boy Lowry

The end of the fatal attraction between a strait-laced party and a political pariah had John Drennan riveted

FAMILY ALBUM: Phil Hogan, left, Enda Kenny, centre, and Michael Lowry outside Leinster House in 2000. Phil Hogan said last week that Fine Gael had 'cut
him [Lowry] loose' more than a decade ago. Photo: Tom Burke
FAMILY ALBUM: Phil Hogan, left, Enda Kenny, centre, and Michael Lowry outside Leinster House in 2000. Phil Hogan said last week that Fine Gael had 'cut him [Lowry] loose' more than a decade ago. Photo: Tom Burke

IT is said the reason Milton gave Satan the best lines in Paradise Lost was because he was secretly 'of the devil's party without knowing it'.

Last week Fine Gael and Enda Kenny certainly attempted to prove that their fallen angel Michael Lowry had never been of their party.

Even old friendships were discarded as Lowry's former boon companion Phil Hogan claimed FG had 'cut him [Lowry] loose' more than a decade ago.

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