Back Room: That old political canard: blame the apparatchiks

There was a story behind the TV pictures showing the attendance at Thursday’s jobs announcement by West Pharmaceutical Services in Waterford.

5th October, 2014

There was a story behind the TV pictures showing the attendance at Thursday’s jobs announcement by West Pharmaceutical Services in Waterford.

Accompanying the Taoiseach into the meeting was junior Fine Gael minister Paudie Coffey. Visible in the crowd was local Labour TD, Ciara Conway. Not visible at all were local FG backbencher John Deasy or independent TD John Halligan. It’s funny how local government loyalists get into the good news pictures while opponents...

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