Sunday August 9, 2020

The tweet that launched a thousand hysterics

Timmy Dooley’s criticism of the Taoiseach was par for the course. It’s the establishment’s apparent willingness to ignore the risks inherent in the EU and Irish position on the backstop that could do real damage

4th August, 2019

Condemnation of Timmy Dooley has been de rigueur all week in light of his tweet criticising the Taoiseach. He took to Twitter to suggest that “The stand-off with our nearest neighbour is as a direct result of Taoiseach Varadkar’s failure to engage in basic diplomacy over the past two years. The government’s lack of experience and arrogance will hurt Ireland in the coming months.” In response, the whole of the Irish Twittersphere, media, commentariat and...

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