Ross move not even as subtle as stroke politics
Challenges can make you stronger if lessons are learnt; and clearly they haven't been, as far as political interference with the running of An Garda Síochána is concerned.
When the Transport Minister takes it upon himself to parade outside a Garda station - to claim credit in his own backyard for its reopening - don't be too surprised if someone complains about smelling a rat.
Shane Ross insists that this was not 'stroke' politics, and he's right. It was far too blatant and embarrassingly self-serving to be deemed worthy of the black arts.