Hugh O'Connell: 'It’s not always the crisis itself that gets you, but the handling of it'

There are many explosive subplots to the Garda whistleblower scandal, including the future of the Taoiseach

14th February, 2017

It wasn’t the Watergate break-in and Republican dirty tricks that forced the resignation of US president Richard Nixon decades ago, rather it was his administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.

In politics it’s not always the crisis itself that gets you, but the handling of it. This was never more true than with the political fallout from the Garda whistleblower scandal that is now seriously threatening the survival of this government.


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