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Never mind the housing crisis – Darragh O’Brien is too busy pulling strokes for Fianna Fáil

Fionnán Sheahan


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Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien amended a political transparency law that will benefit his party

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien amended a political transparency law that will benefit his party

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien amended a political transparency law that will benefit his party

A double sting on the bookies was pulled off in the 2007 general election by staff in Fianna Fáil HQ.

The first was a spread bet on the party taking more than 75 seats. The bet was placed at a point in the campaign when Bertie Ahern was up to his neck in explanations around his personal finances, and Fianna Fáil’s opinion poll ratings were in a nosedive. The gamble was orchestrated by Colin Hunt, the party’s economic adviser. He’s now the chief executive of AIB, so he knows a thing or two about figures.


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