Sunday 24 September 2017

Enda insists he's playing ball in the IBRC blame game

'They got stuck in, berating Enda for his refusal to recall the Dáil last week'
'They got stuck in, berating Enda for his refusal to recall the Dáil last week'
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

In a rare moment of unity, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams burst out laughing, raised their hands and applauded the star turn.

What on earth had the Taoiseach done to earn the merry approbation of the Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin leaders who are usually unimpressed by his performances in the Dáil? Had Enda burst into song, or announced that he was defecting to Renua?

Nothing of the sort, alas. He had been in full flight defending his response to the latest hoohah involving IBRC, Siteserv and businessman Denis O'Brien. Micheál had been excoriating him over what he regarded as the Taoiseach's Trappist-like silence on the legal fracas surrounding the injunction, pointing out that Enda had recently aired his opinions on "subjects as diverse as Sepp Blatter and bottle-banks". He got it in the neck from everyone.

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