Juvenile move by an incidental Taoiseach
With Enda Kenny, everything is about promoting his party's electoral interests
Yes, Niall Collins is a bit of a pillock, but in recent days the conduct of others has made the Fianna Fail frontbencher seem in comparison like a thoughtful, public-spirited individual. Fine Gael tried hard to falsely depict this bog-standard Fianna Fail hack as some kind of warped political super-villain.
Under the pretence of protecting the independence of the judiciary, the leader of Fine Gael cynically tried to turn a case involving four grieving children into a political opportunity.
It was juvenile. It was debasing. And it was personally led by the leader of Fine Gael. And not one of his ministers – in Fine Gael or in Labour – had the guts to stand up to his petty political opportunism.