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'This is wonderful': 'Rattled' Gilmore slams 'hard-necked hypocrisy' of Fianna Fáil

The Tánaiste gleefully engaged in one of the government’s favourite pasttimes at Leaders’ Questions this morning: Having a go at Fianna Fáil.

WHILE THE BIG news to emerge from Leaders’ Questions this afternoon was the Tánaiste’s comments on assisted suicide, Eamon Gilmore did find time to engage in one of his favourite pasttimes in the Dáil.

Gilmore will never waste an opportunity to have a go at the previously administration which is why when Seán Fleming raised the sale of State assets it was like a red rag to a bull.

Fleming wanted to know why the government was proceeding with the sale of State assets when no proceeds had been raised so far and won’t be this year and the Troika have now left town.

Gilmore wasted no time in furiously wagging the finger as Pat Rabbitte looked on with a broad smile, and a raised eyebrow.

“Of all the hard-necked hypocrisy that I have heard in this house in the last three years this beats it all. This is wonderful,” the Tánaiste said, before claiming Fianna Fáil wanted to sell €5 million of State assets which was not entirely true.

In any case, Fleming hit back: “It’s clear I’ve rattled the Tánaiste.” He had done something alright.

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