Tuesday May 26, 2020

Comment: The Healy-Raes and the art of illusion

Questions for patients rarely have a real impact, writes Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th July, 2016
Michael and Danny Healy-Rae at the Kerry count centre in the general election Pic: Don MacMonagle

“No task too small” could be a mantra for the Healy-Raes. Michael and Danny, and their late father Jackie before them, have built their political dynasty on a relentless workrate aimed at addressing the needs of their Kerry constituents.

So it is no surprise to see the Healy-Raes involved in two controversies in the space of a week based on their brand of politics.

One was on Michael and Danny’s practice of turning...

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