From minnow to minister of state

Independent TD Finian McGrath was sweating about his Dáil seat - now he’s a heavy hitter at the cabinet table

15th May, 2016
Finian McGrath: I never said I wouldnt pay water charges Picture: Fergal Phillips

For several days at the end of February, Finian McGrath waited nervously with his election team at the RDS in Dublin. He was uneasy, anxious and pale at the very real prospect that he would lose his seat in Dublin Bay North. Ten weeks later, in the early hours of last Saturday week, having kept his Dáil seat, he walked out of Áras an Uachtárain as a super junior minister for disabilities....

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