Friday April 10, 2020

Keeping backbenchers in check is key for Fianna Fáil

In the 1960s, the late author and playwright John B Keane created an imaginary member of the Dáil, Tull McAdoo, whose correspondence was published as a book called Letters of a Successful TD.

19th September, 2009

In the 1960s, the late author and playwright John B Keane created an imaginary member of the Dáil, Tull McAdoo, whose correspondence was published as a book called Letters of a Successful TD.

McAdoo was a standard-type backbencher (promoted to Minister of State for Bogland Areas in a subsequent book of letters) who grafted ceaselessly on behalf of his constituents to pull minor strokes, interface with bureaucracy and generally ingratiate himself with the...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 3 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago