Jesus FG are so temperamentally unsuited to getting on with people. First they brief against Ross, now they brief against Halligan. Boxer Moran must be feeling like Martin Niemoller
Just to track this Tourette's that FG have, today in the Irish Times they
- briefed against zappone on childcare. Zappone who is only just in the Dail ended up looking more sensible and reasoned on the news - saying 'we're in discussions'
- briefed against Shane Ross about judicial appointments commission - 'Nobody in FG wants it and nobody in the DoJ wants it. It won't happen'
I suppose there must be a long queue of FG lawyers who they're looking to appoint. The fact that the mandarins in Justice don't want something is a clear indication that it would be transparent and progressive.
If the government collapses over something trivial all this history of sniping and briefing will be a big part of the story