Saturday 21 April 2018

John Drennan: Shinners celebrate Mick's own goal

Sinn Fein looks best-placed to benefit from the scandal surrounding Wexford's 'sleaze-heart', writes John Drennan

John Drennan

John Drennan

IN fairness to Michael Wallace, he has provided this writer with one moment of entertainment. This occurred shortly after one of Mr Wallace's more emotional appearances on Vincent Browne, where the Wexford Braveheart had bewailed the emptiness of the Dail chamber during serious occasions such as Taoiseach's Question-time.

You can therefore only begin to imagine our surprise when, during an unofficial sabbatical of our own, we strode into the bar of one of Dublin's finest pubs at a time when Enda was replying to Leader's Questions and saw the bold Mick in situ in the company of a group of boon companions and a table filled with creamy-headed pints of porter.

Though we are tempted, for the purposes of fairness, to suggest that maybe the lads were actually correspondents from the Guardian and the Financial Times who were briefing Mr Wallace, when it comes to the comical circumlocutions and varied hypocrisies of Mr Wallace it is time for the laughter to stop for far more serious reasons than those of mere political ethics.

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