End of term for Ruairi as Fantasy Reshuffle persists
Published 03/07/2014 | 02:30
IF gate fever had properly set in, the Education Minister may have been tempted to crowd-surf across the plinth (for certainly the posse of media awaiting him was sufficiently large) while bawling the lyrics to 'School's Out for Summer'.
But despite the wide smile plastered meticulously across Ruairi Quinn's visage as he approached the press pack, he wasn't a happy camper.
His decision to resign from the front bench was clearly a pre-emptive strike – a case of strolling along the plank at his own pace, rather than being prodded along it within days by a new captain at the party's helm.