Tuesday 21 November 2017

A lit fuse in the dry grass may burn down Enda's house

The Sean Barrett spat may be over, but Fine Gael fear the Shatter spectre will haunt Enda next

Enda Kenny (Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins)
Enda Kenny (Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins)
John Drennan

John Drennan

The Fine Gael back-bench TD Ray Butler is normally an even-tempered man.

However, his view that "I wish that Shatter fellow would stay on that TV3 programme The Restaurant cooking his four-star meals instead of landing us in trouble; why won't he do us all a favour and just go away" were indicative of the views of the Fine Gael party.

Indeed, some would argue that it has been a fairly widespread view in Fine Gael for four decades when it comes to Mr Shatter.

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