Wednesday 21 February 2018

John Drennan: McDowell in comeback bid to save the Seanad

Ex-PD boss vows to bring Kenny's abolition dreams 'down in flames'


THE Sunday Independent has learnt that, like a latter-day General MacArthur, Michael McDowell is preparing a new year's "return" to active politics and hopes to become a thorn in the side of yet another Fine Gael leader.

The return of the former PD leader was signalled by his attendance at a recent "private" gathering of anxious senators, where he is believed to have claimed that any attempt by Enda Kenny to abolish the Seanad would "go down in flames".

In what represents a serious headache for the Government the Sunday Independent has also learnt senators believe Mr McDowell is now preparing to "front up" and spearhead the escalating "campaign to save the Seanad".

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