Wednesday 17 January 2018

McDowell lacks ‘X-Factor’ of likeability but compensates with huge brain

Liz O'Donnell

Liz O'Donnell

McDowell would be the first to admit that he lacks the X factor of likeability

With the Dail and courts in recess, it can mean thin pickings for opinion writers. Much of what dominates our current affairs is related to the goings-on in Leinster House or the Four Courts, so when the lawyers and legislators take their holidays, the news organisations must hunt for scraps in the remains.

Of course, there are the annual summer schools to fill a void. These can provide an alternative opinion factory for those who suffer withdrawal symptoms if deprived of the oxygen of publicity for too long.

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