Wednesday 21 February 2018

Aine Kerr: FG is still haunted by ghosts of the Lowry legacy

Aine Kerr Political Correspondent

THE ghost of Michael Lowry haunts Fine Gael and looms large over its straight-laced image.

And now the special adviser to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, despite no involvement in the decades-old controversy, finds himself the subject of attention because of that stubbornly resilient ghost.

Mark Kennelly, in the words of his former boss Mr Lowry, is a "bright" and "talented" individual. The Kerry native was plucked from the more predictable and safe environs of a researcher in 1995 and promoted to the more exciting fast-paced ranks of special adviser to a minister.

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