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• The Man in the Pink Shirt entered the Dail in 2011.

The Man in the While Suit entered the Dail in 1977.

The Man in the Pink Shirt built nice apartment complexes and cool Italian restaurants and supported the local economy.

The Man in the White Suit established his dynasty and looked after the people in his constituency.

The Man in the Pink Shirt under-declared his tax bill, saying it was the only way to save his business.

The Man in the White Suit solicited €50k from developer Tom Gilmartin as a contribution to Fianna Fail.

The Man in the Pink Shirt agreed €2.1m in settlement with the Revenue for his under-declared tax bill by pledging half his Dail salary to make repayments.

The Man in the White Suit receives a combined Dail/European Commission pension of over €130,000.

The Man in the Pink Shirt committed his wrongdoing before he entered politics.

The Man in the White Suit was a career politician.

The Man in the Pink Shirt admitted in the Dail that what he did was wrong.

The Man in the White Suit was a career politician.

Oh, and the former minister who received a IR£395,000 house extension, funded by a well-known Irish business tycoon, is still in the Dail.

When a career politician looks after his constituents, it seems they turn a blind eye to any wrongdoing on his/her case.

GUBU still reigns.

Mark Lawler
Kilmainham D8

Irish Independent