Gays and lads gang together to go wild on mild Mooney
COMPROMISE out of the way first: I've worked with Mooney. We don't socialise much, we don't work much together, but I've done a little bit of work with him. And I like him. And I think he's good.
His sexuality is not an issue in our relationship but since the very first time I met him, years ago, when a gang of us ended up in Lillies late at night, and he sat there looking like a scared rabbit, having never been there before, he has never been less than open with me about who he is.
Really. He didn't know me from Adam (or Steve), and I actually asked him about himself and he told me. He doesn't have a wife, which a lot of people in his position do. Neither does he parade around a girlfriend or a string of them, as a lot of people in his position do. In fact, I don't reckon Derek Mooney considered he was in the closet.