Tuesday 23 January 2018

Handbags at dusk in Doheny & Nesbitt: Rabbitte and Coppinger lock horns in post budget argy bargy

From Syriza to housing, the conversation gets heated at Independent.ie's alternative budget debate

Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

The Doheny and Nesbitt post-budget debate kicked off over a pint in the snug of one of Dublin's favourite bars last night.

Former Labour Leader Pat Rabbitte, Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin, Socialist party TD Ruth Coppinger and author and journalist Eamon Delaney.

But it only took a few minutes before Rabbitte and Coppinger had locked horns.

Labour was accused of having no principles, socialists were accused of thriving on misery and have we ever seen Michelle Mulherin get so heated?

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