Monday 19 February 2018

Fiach Kelly: Cowen can bring home bacon by calling snap referendum

Fiach Kelly

PIGS flew over Leinster House yesterday -- well, no they didn't. But a group of politicians was spotted in the confines of the building doing a bit of work in August. So we could be forgiven for expecting to spot a few airborne porkies in the Dublin 2 area.

An rud is annamh is iontach, as the seanfhocal would have it. But you have to hand it to the dedicated band of senators who trooped in to kickstart an investigation into Ivor Callely's latest controversial expenses claim.

The Seanad Members' Interests Committee emerged yesterday evening to announce they had launched a preliminary investigation into complaints made against Ivor. Labour senator Alex White and independent senator Joe O'Toole pronounced that they had written to Ivor and he had two weeks to respond.

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