Friday May 29, 2020

Elaine Byrne: Shiny rock star politics

The naked hypocrisy of Mr Stepaside Garda Station Shane Ross

18th June, 2017

If Fianna Fáil had pulled the same outrageous stunt as Fine Gael last week, the public outcry would be deafening. And as for Shane Ross, it is impossible for this column-writer to muster vocabulary that could attempt to describe the naked hypocrisy of Mr Stepaside-Garda-Station-Ross.

This is what the shiny new rock star politics looks like.

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