Sunday August 9, 2020

‘Dignified’ exit born of Sargent’s sense of duty

The manner of Trevor Sargent’s resignation as junior minister could not have been more different to Willie O’Dea’s

27th February, 2010

In his radical days of protest, Trevor Sargent threatened to bring the carcass of a hare into a meeting of Balbriggan Town Council to highlight the cruelty of blood sports. The same impulsive instincts were cited by his allies this weekend to explain the former Green minister’s misguided intervention with the gardaí on behalf of a constituent involved in a neighbourhood feud.

Sargent told this newspaper that he realised almost immediately he...

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