Saturday 24 February 2018

Juvenile move by an incidental Taoiseach

With Enda Kenny, everything is about promoting his party's electoral interests

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

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.

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