Friday 23 February 2018

Eoghan Harris: Croke Park showdown coming soon for Coalition

Conor Brady, in last Thursday's Irish Times, made a convincing plea for the Seanad. Free of highfalutin nonsense, he based his belief on his days as a Dail reporter. Summoning the ghosts of great senators, Brady showed how from Owen Sheehy Skeffington to David Norris, the Upper House stood against the "herd mentality".

Brady also asked a basic question: "Is this worth €25m a year?" And answered: "It is certainly better value than the bloated, top-heavy HSE." That's how to make a case.

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