Thursday January 23, 2020

Direct action – but will it work?

The improbable pairing of Rubberbandits star Blindboy Boatclub and former Department of Finance mandarin John Moran have teamed up to campaign for their native Limerick to have a directly elected mayor

19th May, 2019
John Moran, former secretary general of the Department of Finance Picture: Oisin McHugh

In Limerick, an unlikely political alliance has been forged between a former senior civil servant and a man renowned for wearing a plastic bag on his head. “I was on the stage with Blindboy Boatclub last Friday in Dolan’s, explaining to people why we were behind this,” John Moran said last week.

The former secretary general of the Department of Finance and chair of Liveable Limerick has teamed up with the...

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