Greed and ambition are bad for health
Hughie McElvaney and Leo Varadkar are each a part of a Fine Gael that damages us, writes Gene Kerrigan
For just a while, I thought we'd found a new hero: councillor Hughie McElvaney, star of the RTE Investigates programme. You had to admire his total commitment to unashamedly playing the role of a greedy bastard.
Another councillor talked around the issue; a third spoke volumes in a wink.
But there was something pure about the hidden camera footage of Hughie McElvaney setting out his terms for doing business. There was a total absence of the pretence that's standard practice in national politics.