Political Notebook: Two deals, one political culture

Recent weeks have seen much reporting on political dealmaking, and on two famous political deals in particular. Pat Leahy reports.

24th March, 2012

Recent weeks have seen much reporting on political dealmaking, and on two famous political deals in particular. Each of them tells us important things about how our political system operates.

The 30th anniversary of the famous deal struck by Tony Gregory with Charles Haughey to secure his support for Haughey's election as taoiseach in March 1982 has been commemorated. There has even been a plaque unveiled to mark its signing in Ballybough, in Dublin's north...

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