If you were to run a competition for the most divisive figure in Irish politics, there would be no split decision.
While Pat Rabbitte has a special place in the Fianna Fáil psyche, Michael McDowell manages, politically at least, to be disliked across the spectrum.
Labour paints him as an unreconstructed right-wing ideologue so callous he probably tries to drive over poor people on his way to work.
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