Monday November 30, 2020

Pat Rabbitte: Rumble in Rio gives Ross a reality check

Although Shane Ross is not out of the woods yet, the arrests in the Brazilian capital have come to his rescue

28th August, 2016
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D held a press conference in relation to the independent enquiry into the Olympic Council of Ireland ticket allocation Pic: RollingNews.ie

August can be a wicked month in politics. We are always taken by surprise because it is holiday time and high summer. Even the begrudgers concede that politicians are entitled to a holiday. The lobbyists, advocates and NGOs are themselves on leave.

Even the builders traditionally take their holidays in August although, in Ireland, most of them have been on leave since about 2009.

After a gruelling general election campaign and the seemingly endless pas de...

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