Monday 27 February 2017

Things get ratty as the Tipp tiff livens up Dail

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Mattie McGrath. Photo: Tom Burke
Mattie McGrath. Photo: Tom Burke

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.

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