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TDs who refuse to serve country are indulging in act of petulance

Liam Collins


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Jim O'Callaghan. Pic Steve Humphreys

Jim O'Callaghan. Pic Steve Humphreys

Jim O'Callaghan. Pic Steve Humphreys

At a time when thousands of people are losing their jobs, the wholesale closure of businesses looms large and living standards could crash, the behaviour of 'refuseniks' to take senior government positions as junior ministers appears petulant at the very least.

Jim O'Callaghan TD of Fianna Fáil has turned his back on high office.