Monday 19 March 2018

Egan ranks above political lightweights

The Olympic silver medallist is actually over qualified for his new political role, says Declan Lynch

Illustration: Jim Cogan
Illustration: Jim Cogan
Kenny Egan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

MUCH of the commentary on the decision of Kenneth Egan to stand for Fine Gael in the local elections has been tinged with a note of concern for the young man, a feeling that his arrival into politics may somehow expose his limitations.

It is a remarkable illustration of the wrong-headedness that we find in that realm, that the person with all the achievements, the talents, and the good looks is the one who is thought to be unsuitable.

So let us get this right – the person who is dropping down a few divisions here is Kenneth Egan.

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