Wednesday 17 January 2018

Lise Hand: Like Superman, the job is kryptonite for Gilmore

A PLATOON of wasps was merrily menacing the posse of press waiting for Eamon Gilmore at the entrance to the Mount Wolseley Hotel just after noon yesterday.

Or perhaps they were just an advance guard, as it transpired that the Labour leader was in a bit of a waspish mood himself.

After all, there the poor chap was, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the start of a brand-new Dail term, his school books neatly covered in brown paper and his shirts all crisply pressed, and he finds himself being described by a cabinet colleague with buzz-words such as "indecisive" and "quiet".

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