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Fine Gael hope sanctioning of Bailey will bring an end to sorry saga of 'Swing-gate'

Leo Varadkar said he had not taken the party whip off Maria Bailey because of the 'devastating effect' this saga has had on her and her family in particular

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
24th July, 2019
Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey

And so ‘Swing-gate’ has drawn nearer to a close. The story of Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey’s compensation claim for falling off a swing in the Dean Hotel in Dublin has been one of the most extraordinary in recent times.

And the third was the fact that Maria Bailey did not beat a hasty retreat when the story first emerged in the Irish Independent. Instead, she doubled down and went on...

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