Mary FitzPatrick and Jim O’Callaghan

So Fianna Fail has Mary FitzPatrick and Jim O’Callaghan on the Front Bench. Best of luck to them. Mary FitzPatrick is a conservative populist and not the best friend to visitors to Croke Park. Jim O’Callaghan is a throwback to earlier less confident days in the 26 counties. If you don’t believe me, just replay his speech on the likely visit of the UK Head of State to the southern state. Little things tell a lot but otherwise some of his contributions at Dublin City Council have been of a high calibre. Pity about the green tinge. It pidgeonholes him in my estimation. I admit that I can be provoked by right wing populism. Obviously Martin thinks that Mary will be elected to the next Dail.