Drip it up and st art again

While protests raged all week, the coalition lurched from one soggy disaster to another. Pat Leahy and Michael Brennan report

23rd December, 2014
Drip it up and st art again

If there was one thing government backbenchers didn’t want to see during the week, it was Phil Hogan, former minister for the environment, current European Agriculture Commissioner, and the begetter of Irish Water, source of all their ills, or so many believe.

But there he was on the plinth of Leinster House, without a care in the world, grinning and greeting all his former compadres. “There’s Phil Hogan,” grumbled one radio presenter, surveying...

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