...in a week when a few FG hacks were camped in a thread about a link between Darragh O'Se and FF, strange to hear so little from them about Pat Spillane getting the job as Chairperson of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas.
Pat to come up with game plan for rural boost - National News - Independent.ie
That would be the same former footballer who was linked to FG in a number of previous elections.
Now in fairness, I have heard him on the radio about this issue, and he seems passionate and thoughtful. And rural Ireland is getting a kicking, apologies for the pun. It's just that all the guffaws about the qualifications and suitability of former footballers and auctioneers from FG quarters...well now we have a job handed to a former footballer and publican by FG. I trust the remuneration is limited, he won't even have to face the electorate for it, and can't say I remember any invites for interviews...