Sunday 22 January 2017

By George, why did you decide to leave?

Published 11/02/2010 | 05:00

George Lee's sudden declaration of resignation is quite simply one of the most astounding private decisions taken in Irish political history.

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Everything about Mr Lee's foray into politics has been remarkable: the newsflash that greeted his decision to enter politics, followed by the unprecedented wave of support given to a new, first-time candidate.

The by-election campaign caught the public imagination, culminating in the eye-watering mandate of 27,000 votes from a single constituency.

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