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Leaders playing student politics behind statesman image – except Bingo Bernard

Fionnán Sheahan


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Fine Gael veteran Bernard Durkan. Photo: Tom Burke

Fine Gael veteran Bernard Durkan. Photo: Tom Burke

Fine Gael veteran Bernard Durkan. Photo: Tom Burke

To be fair, the Young Fine Gaelers are too dull to have been on the lash last week. The current crop are said to be so conservative they make Patrick O’Donovan look like a raging liberal.

The junior Blueshirts decided to pick the same time as the country is convulsed with a new Covid-19 surge and consequent restrictions to have a row with themselves. To borrow the jibe once directed at Alan Dukes, it’s raining soup and they’re carrying a fork. Fine Gael’s future is obviously in safe hands. And they wonder why the Shinners are cleaning up with younger voters.


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