Michael Brennan: Ryan comes through Leaders’ Questions without taking any major hits

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Government colleagues of Eamon Ryan fear his tendency to talk at length about unfamiliar topics, which can be politically hazardous. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Eamon Ryan turned up at Leaders’ Questions with an ear infection.

The Green Party leader had been swimming in Dublin Bay last weekend, and wondered aloud in the Dáil if the two incidents were connected, given the occasional discharge of not fully treated sewage from the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

His colleagues in government are often worried about how Ryan will perform at Leaders’ Questions, which is of course normally the preserve of Taoiseach Micheál ...