Even by the standards of Tipperary TDs, Mattie McGrath is quite a diamond.
An all-Ireland set-dancing champion in his youth, he last achieved national notoriety in late 2009 when he attempted to promote the idea that drink-driving was acceptable behaviour for those who might feel slightly jittery behind the wheel (‘‘I know people for whom drink is a relaxant, and they might be more nervous without it’’).
Now he is back in...
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