Things get ratty as the Tipp tiff livens up Dail
Published 14/06/2014 | 02:30
PERHAPS it was because it was late in the evening (around 9pm) and folk were fatigued, but recently an unmerciful scrap erupted in the Dail chamber during a private members' debate on local council supports for rural communities.
It had a particularly blue-and-gold tinge, as it featured Tipp South TDs and constituency rivals Independent Mattie McGrath and junior agriculture minister Tom Hayes.
And neither man took any prisoners.