Sunday 19 November 2017

Martina Devlin: Labour veteran of 12 elections still keen to pull on 'the green jersey'

Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

IT is safe to say that Ruairi Quinn is no fan of Charlie McCreevy. He is hopping mad about the way the country has been run, but reserves boiling point for Bertie's right hand man.

"McCreevy was incredibly destructive as European Commissioner," he says. "Cheltenham was more important to him than doing his job. He was completely cavalier in his attitude."

The deputy is passionately pro-European, and believes one of the greatest challenges ahead is rebuilding Ireland's reputation there.

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