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Monday 18 December 2017

Looks like it's time to reboot the Reboot

Lucinda Creighton
Lucinda Creighton

Swe're still about a fortnight away from the official launch of Lucinda Creighton's new party. Some might say a launch in around, well, never, would be too soon. But hopefully we'll hear some policies this time around. The last launch she held - the one for a party with no name - had hardly any members and no policies. It wasn't exactly inspiring. Maybe Creighton's team are lining themselves up to be Fine Gael reserves? Reboot Ireland? It's hard to see how when they're this slow to get the party off the ground.

jThe taxpayer could be forgiven for thinking that the reason Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin paid a further €1,295 for calls to Kenya from Leinster House is because she believed she should have and that she owed the money to the taxpayer. She had already repaid €2,000 even though she claimed the calls were all in relation to work. Still, it strikes me as bizarre that anyone would pay for calls that weren't personal. Hmmm. Also, is using Skype technologically beyond TDs? Or is it that they couldn't care less about cost when the taxpayer picks up the bill?

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