A year is a long time in politics.
This time last year, former defence minister Michael Smith was engaged in a very public and somewhat foolhardy battle in which he was attempting to save his cabinet seat.
The battle, with its mafioso overtones, was played out on the front pages of newspapers with “sources close to'‘ Smith saying the Taoiseach would have to “take him out'‘ if he wanted him removed from cabinet....
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