Tuesday 23 January 2018

Notion of AG as pawn in Coalition row makes no political sense

Attorney General Maire Whelan
Attorney General Maire Whelan

THE tit-for-tat theory about Fine Gael going for Labour's Attorney General if Labour went for Fine Gael's Minister for Justice ignores the fundamental workings of the Coalition.

The argument put forward this week was if Labour went for Alan Shatter's head, then Fine Gael would retaliate for Maire Whelan's head.

It's simplistic.

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