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John Drennan: Loose Lips must join forces with McDowell

Is Lucinda Creighton of the Reform Alliance ready to boldly go and follow in the ex-PD leader's footsteps, asks John Drennan

Published 19/01/2014 | 02:30

Lucinda Creighton. Photo Ray Ryan
Lucinda Creighton. Photo Ray Ryan

If a modern Rilke, the Bohemian-Austrian poet, were in the business of writing letters to a young politician, like Lucinda Creighton, he would advise her to adopt the great virtue of charity when it comes to her public position on Michael McDowell.

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One of the more curious features of Irish politics is the ambivalence that exists in the relationship between the ideological doppelgangers of Dublin South East.

Ms Creighton makes no secret of the fact that she admires and respects McDowell, but, there is something, and it appears to be on Lucinda's side of things, which is preventing a full consummation of the political relationship.

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