Friday 17 November 2017

Really lucky Jim . . .

Anita Guidera profiles the TD who's survived more scrapes than a bumper car

P oliticians have to be thick-skinned -- it's part of the package. And most can easily shrug off the sort of attacks that would have ordinary people in bits. But secretly they dread one thing: being laughed at. All except one, it seems.

In recent weeks the veteran Donegal TD Jim McDaid has become the country's most publicly maligned backbencher for stubbornly refusing to give up his ministerial pension.

And with the criticisms came the jokes with the barb.

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