Thursday 27 April 2017

Joe's raring to use bumbling banking inquiry to sink his fangs into old foes

Joe Higgins
Joe Higgins
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

THERE may have been eggs frying on the sun-soaked plinth of Leinster House, but temperatures were running a little high inside the building also.

The Technical Group were in conclave. It should've been a short meeting, simply a procedural rubber-stamp of Joe Higgins's candidacy to replace Stephen Donnelly on the banking inquiry committee, as the Socialist Party TD's nomination was unopposed.

But Joe's former comrade, Clare Daly, took exception to the notion that her one-time ally had been selected unanimously by the group. A bemused John Halligan asked if she was opposing the choice, but the Dublin North deputy wasn't. However, she was objecting to the use of the 'unanimous' word.

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