Saturday 21 April 2018

John Drennan: Coalition row over Denis O'Brien visit

Fine Gael and Labour both divided over billionaire's attendance at forum

JOHN DRENNAN

The attendance of Denis O'Brien as a guest of the Government at the Global Economic Forum in Dublin Castle has led to an extraordinary series of rows within the Fine Gael/Labour Government.

A number of ministers last week told the Sunday Independent that "at the forum, eyebrows were certainly raised when O'Brien walked in".

In the wake of the Dublin Castle furore, top-level Labour figures confirmed they were less than happy with a scenario where Labour was being "attached" to Mr O'Brien.

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