Thursday 29 June 2017

Things get ratty as the Tipp tiff livens up Dail

Mattie McGrath. Photo: Tom Burke
Mattie McGrath. Photo: Tom Burke
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

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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