Monday 5 December 2016

It's like old times as Noel rolls back

Published 19/04/2014 | 02:30

Former Transport Minister Noel Dempsey outside the Dail in 2010. Photo: Damien Eagers
Former Transport Minister Noel Dempsey outside the Dail in 2010. Photo: Damien Eagers
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

Diners in the public restaurant in Leinster House found themselves digesting a large platter of deja vu this week when a familiar face materialised in the vicinity. For there was former Fianna Fail minister Noel Dempsey, tucking into his lunch like it was the olden times.

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Sightings of the last administration's Transport Minister have been few and far between since he announced his retirement in 2011.

But now he's back with bells on, having just landed a gig heading up the non-profit Temple Bar Company, which aims to clean up the tarnished image of the area.

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