Fine Gael hope sanctioning of Bailey will bring an end to sorry saga of 'Swing-gate'

Fine Gael hope sanctioning of Bailey will bring an end to sorry saga of 'Swing-gate'

Leo Varadkar said he had not taken the party whip off Maria Bailey because of the 'devastating effect' this saga has had on her and her family in particular

And so ‘Swing-gate’ has drawn nearer to a close. The story of Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey’s compensation claim for falling off a swing in the Dean Hotel in Dublin has been one of the most extraordinary in recent times.

It entered the public consciousness for three reasons. The first was that it was a very simple and bizarre story for anyone to pick up on. The second was that it emerged at a...

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