Tuesday 16 January 2018

The longer this Government goes on, the more damage will be done to FF

Time for some home truths: Martin set out to target Varadkar but ended up raising questions about himself, writes Jody Corcoran

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Peter Cavanagh
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Peter Cavanagh
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

On the longest, hottest day of the year, Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin went head- to-head in the Dail and in the supercharged atmosphere of midsummer, a form of truth emerged.

For some, it was an uncomfortable truth, related to the Fianna Fail leader's view that the former Attorney-General was an unsuitable judge for a position on the Court of Appeal. For most, though, her suitability or otherwise is, in itself, of no particular consequence to their day-to-day lives.

Truth be told, I have no idea whether Maire Whelan is suitable or not, but I'm fairly certain that other more suitable and/or less suitable people have been appointed to the bench before and will be again.

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