Sunday 11 December 2016

Behind the posturing on Lowry, the real pragmatic business of politics carries on

Published 27/01/2016 | 02:30

'Lowry fits the bill of the ideal Independent. He won’t run from the kitchen when it heats up – he’ll do a deal and then stick to it'
'Lowry fits the bill of the ideal Independent. He won’t run from the kitchen when it heats up – he’ll do a deal and then stick to it'

At last, some harmony between all the political parties. Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour, Renua, Sinn Féin and, one presumes, the Social Democrats, are all in agreement on one thing - not doing business with Michael Lowry after the election.

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Lowry has succeeded not only in uniting a broad range of the political spectrum, but also in allowing Gerry Adams to take the moral high ground about who he would be willing to go into government with.

That's quite a feat.

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