Pat Rabbitte: Donnelly has nowhere to run if he doesn’t get this one right

If Stephen Donnelly fails to use the pandemic to bring about reform, his loudest critics will be in his own party

23rd August, 2020
Pat Rabbitte: Donnelly has nowhere to run if he doesn’t get this one right
Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, at a Post-Cabinet press briefing today (Tuesday 18th August) on matters arising from the meeting of Cabinet, at Government Buildings. Picture: Rollingnews

Stephen Donnelly trampolined himself into the public consciousness for all the wrong reasons last week. Sent out to firefight for the government in the wake of its ham-fisted messaging around the latest Covid-19 restrictions, the Minister for Health surely regrets his performance in Wednesday night‘s Virgin Media interview with Zara King.

Donnelly‘s route to the lofty heights of cabinet has been an unconventional one and he must realise now that media performances, just...

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