Thursday 22 February 2018

Lise Hand: Ming and Finian patch it up after voices are raised in battle over speaking slots

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

Leinster House denizens having a fag in the building's outdoor smoking area were well-nigh lifted out of it by a spot of synchronised shouting wafting through an open window of a meeting room last week.

It seems it all kicked off during a meeting of the Independent Wing of the Dail's Technical Group, when the matter of changing the gang's designated speakers was raised.

Presently it's Waterford TD John Halligan and Tipp South's Mattie McGrath who bear the honour of haranguing the Taoiseach during Leaders' Questions, but their stint is now up, and Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace declared it was their turn to take over.

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