Spin Don’t Come Cheap

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Fianna Fail leader Michaél Martin in the Dáil this afternoon

This afternoon

Leaders Questions in the Dail

Mr Martin said revelations under the Freedom of Information showed how €180 million of advertising revenue would be channelled through the Taoiseach’s office, giving enormous leverage with the media industry

…Mr Martin said there was a “party political dimension” to the recent advertorials at the centre of the row, adding that four marginal consitituenciues just happened to have Fine Gael candidates “emblazoned across paid ads, paid for by the taxpayer”.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said that in Budget 2018 the SCU was allocated €5m – one third of the additional money promised for mental health.

She said the SCU is now “mired in scandal” and that the “spin unit has followed a strategy to promote Fine Gael in a very underhand and unprincipled way by directing editors to present paid for political advertising as regular news articles.”

Varadkar again criticised in Dáil over role of SCU (, RTÉ)

Pic: RTÉ

Earlier: Bin Unit

8 thoughts on “Spin Don’t Come Cheap

  1. david

    Meanwhile 7 victims of the Magdalene laundries seeking redress have died without getting one red cent
    How’s that for spin

  2. GiggidyGoo

    Varadkar is a dangerous individual. A born liar. A manipulator. But very very dangerous

    1. david

      He must pull the plug
      Varadka simply cannot cut the mustard
      Rather mehole than snow socks Leo

  3. Ron Dolan

    Well Mehole Martian looks good next to you, you know that your attempt at spin failed.

    Very. Very. Badly.

    Varadkar is one dangerous person and might actually be a sociopath as he seems to not care about anything other than himself and his image.

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