Monday October 26, 2020

Shortall/Reilly: End of the affair, for now

Is the Roisin Shortall/James Reilly controversy over? There is a definite sense around here that the fizz is going out of the controversy. For now, anyway, writes Pat Leahy.

2nd October, 2012
The danger for Reilly now is that everything he does in the future will be viewed through the prism created in the past few weeks, writes Pat Leahy.

Is the Roisin Shortall/James Reilly controversy over?

It was a somewhat subdued leaders questions in the Dáil this afternoon where the Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin raised the junior minister's resignation but got bogged down in the legalities of what power had or hadn't been transferred to Shortall.

Fianna Fail submitted a special notice question but it wasn't allowed by the Ceann Comhairle, leading to angry exchanges on the order of business....

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