Friday 15 December 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: There may be more trouble ahead for unlucky Gilmore

Faber est quisque fortunae suae. Of course, a Latin scholar like Colm Keaveney will be familiar with the saying from the writings of Appius Claudius Caecus, roughly translating as: "Every man is the architect of his own fortune."

The Galway East TD has decided to shape his fortunes outside the parliamentary party as he can't stand over the social welfare cuts in the Budget.

Mr Keaveney had the conviction to follow through on his expressions of dissatisfaction and walk on a point of principle.

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