Sunday 25 February 2018

Playing stoic Denis to Iron Lady Lucinda

John Drennan

John Drennan

As Valerie Trierweiler discovered recently there is no tougher position in public life than being the partner or spouse of a high-profile politician.

Paul Bradford is in fairness a somewhat different political creature to Ms Trierweiler, but, the status of Lucinda Creighton as the uncrowned queen of the Reform Alliance means a great deal more attention is now being paid to the man seen to be the new queen's consort and chief consigliore.

It is perhaps ironic that in Leinster House a man has finally become a victim of sexism, even if it is of the reverse variant.

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