Journalist William Campbell (above) interviews Jim O’Callaghan (top) in the latest episode of William’s enjoyable, spin-free Here’s How current affairs podcast.
Mr O Callaghan, a barrister and new Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Bay South was at the heart of the negotiations between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil that led to the minority government.
From the podcast:
William: “Why didn’t you go into coalition with Fine Gael?”
Jim: “Because we gave a commitment that we wouldn’t go into government with Fine Gael.”
William: “That’s a circular argument, why did you give that commitment?”
Jim: “Because we didn’t want to go into government with Fine Gael.”