Bunker mentality leaves a vulnerable government trembling

Golfgate has led to a number of resignations already and there could be more to come as public anger remains palpable

23rd August, 2020
Bunker mentality leaves a vulnerable government trembling
It has been a catastrophic week for coalition leaders Eamon Ryan, Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin, and the torture is not over yet. Picture: RollingNews

There were no real winners from last week’s Oireachtas Golf Society’s 50th anniversary outing, but Niall Blaney and Gerry Brady at least got consolation prizes.

Blaney, a Donegal Fine Gael senator, crossed the partition separating the dining rooms to collect the president's prize on Wednesday night, only to lose his party whip on Friday morning. Brady, a short-lived Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare who won his seat in February 1982 only...

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