Tuesday 24 October 2017

'I was hungover on the Pat Kenny Show'

Five years later, Shane Dunphy still blushes at the memory

The Taoiseach has been coming under fire this week for doing an interview on Morning Ireland, while a little under the weather after a night's drinking at the latest Fianna Fail gathering.

Some have suggested that his conduct has damaged the international reputation of the country.

At a conversation around the watercooler last Wednesday, a colleague asked me, more than a little outraged, what kind of person would appear on our national broadcaster in such a condition. Clearing my throat and stuttering the response, I had to admit: "Well, I did, once."

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