Analysis: Third attempt at explaining ‘Postergate’ may finally ease pressure on Donohoe

The Minister for Public Expenditure is aiming to shake off a controversy over corporate donations to Fine Gael

The minister failed to declare assistance from Michael Stone, the owner of the Designer Group. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Paschal Donohoe got a smile from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after he finished his hour-long explanation of “Postergate” in the Dáil.

He had got through a series of questions from the opposition without shipping any major damage.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party ministers had all turned up to sit beside him in a public show of supporter. Donohoe had Varadkar to his right and Simon Coveney, the Minister for Enterprise to his left. Fianna ...