Sunday 22 April 2018

Lucinda lets Enda know what he's in for this term

The Dail is back with a vengeance, in more ways than one, writes Daniel McConnell, Political Correspondent

REBELS WITHOUT A PAUSE: From left, Fine Gael exiles and current Reform Alliance colleagues, Lucinda Creighton, Terence Flanagan and Fidelma Healy Eames joking outside Buswell's Hotel in central Dublin before they headed inside for their group's think-in
REBELS WITHOUT A PAUSE: From left, Fine Gael exiles and current Reform Alliance colleagues, Lucinda Creighton, Terence Flanagan and Fidelma Healy Eames joking outside Buswell's Hotel in central Dublin before they headed inside for their group's think-in
Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

LAST Wednesday afternoon, the Fine Gael backbenches were well stocked for the first Leaders' Questions of the new Dail. New-term enthusiasm, bless. It won't last, it never does. But there they sat, waiting for events to kick off. Then she appeared.

Lucinda the rebel, Lucinda the defector, Lucinda the silly little girl who got her comeuppance. That will teach her for having a conscience.

"Where would she sit?", they pondered.

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