Analysis: Donohoe row could finally drive ethics overhaul for politicians stalled since 2015

A failure to declare postering work during the last general election has put the Fine Gael minister in unfamiliar territory - at the centre of a major political controversy

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Public Expenditure. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Paschal Donohoe is notorious for going to extreme lengths to avoid being involved in any kind of political scandal.

Shane Ross, the former Minister for Transport, described in his book “In Bed with the Blueshirts” how Donohoe would brief cabinet about the last possible minute about items with “juicy financial information" during the Fine Gael-led minority government between 2016-2020.

“Sometimes the proposal was not even on the agenda. No one could blame Paschal if he ...