Originally Posted by lugha
Ah yes, “history of connections to”. What a sinister sounding, but ultimately meaningless expression. The German chancellor, or her office, has “historical connections” to Nazism etc.
Can you point to any examples of fascist behavior/attitudes amongst contemporary (i.e. not dead for decades!) FG folks?
If you are looking for anti-democracy types in the current Dail, you need not look past Sinn Fein. And their connections aren’t yet very historical!
And even if there wasn’t this “difficulty” with them, only the most willfully deluded would think they, or any other party, would have done any better in the last year than FG/Lab.
The treatment of the Irish citizens (on their deathbeds), who were the victims of the Hepatitis C scandal, by your Minister for Finance when he was Minister for Health may be something you may care to defend? After all, what's the lives of a few plebs, and their entitlement to justice, when compared with the reputations of the medical elite and the Dept. of Health? Shur, some of them weren't even graduates.
On your second point, even Colm McCarthy (An Bord Snip), a rabid SF hater, and darling of the Far-Right, admitted on National television, that he'd far rather have Pearse Doherty, negotiating in Brussels on behalf of the Irish people , than Michael Noonan.
And while I may detest McCarthy, and what he stands for, I'm not sure I'd call him wilfully deluded, and to hear someone from FG call him so, given his relationship with the Govt. seems a bit ironic.