Thursday 25 May 2017

John Drennan: Just deserts for an egotist driven by unbridled greed

No amount of houses, yachts or portraits would ever fill Callely's desire to be noticed, writes John Drennan

John Drennan

John Drennan

He may now be more famous than Brian Cowen, but the strangest thing about the summer phenomenon of 2010 is that we know so little about the secret soul of Senator Ivor Callely.

We know Callely is a one-man poster boy for the venal cupidity of a political system, but what was it within Ivor that led to his current desolate state where he is poised to experience the rare ignominy of being expelled from the eternally forgiving Fianna Fail family?

It was a little bubble world in which Callely once could dream of full cabinet ranking and, if the fortune-teller in his childhood was right, maybe even the Presidency.

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