Shane Ross: The Honohan brothers are heroes
Ed and Patrick have stood up for ordinary people and they will not be muzzled, writes Shane Ross
THERE must be a contrarian gene in the Honohan family. Last week, Ed rocked the Four Courts when he launched a broadside on Ireland's debt and bankruptcy laws. He courted media publicity.
Last November, brother Patrick rocked the Fianna Fail/ Green coalition when he let the cat out of the bag about the EU/IMF taking over the nation's finances.
On both occasions, the Government would have preferred if the Honohans had kept their own counsel. Neither was for muzzling. Let us salute the Honohans as unlikely heroes of the people.