Tuesday 12 December 2017

Labour's vigorous hand-wringing may not wash well with the voters

John Gormley is taking his turn on the government dancefloor, performing to the tune of 'I stepped in and I stepped out again', writes Lise Hand
John Gormley is taking his turn on the government dancefloor, performing to the tune of 'I stepped in and I stepped out again', writes Lise Hand
John Downing

John Downing

IT WAS a raw January day in Malahide with an easterly off the Irish Sea which would pierce the marrow of any Christian. John Gormley sighed wearily and gave a rare public venting of his coalition government frustrations to a roomful of political journalists.

The Fianna Fail-Green Party coalition was in its dying days on January 11, 2011.

The Green Party leader and Environment Minister reflected that, the last time he had held a major party press conference, proceedings were dominated by a controversy jauntily called 'garglegate'.

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