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The High Table Interview

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD

John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…

IN HIS NEARLY four years as chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), John McGuinness, has crafted a reputation for being a straight-talker who isn’t afraid to criticise his own party.

The Fianna Fáil TD  has made no secret of his ambition to lead his party and hasn’t been afraid to criticise the leadership.

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When he came into offices this week, we asked about his role on the PAC as well as trying to find out a bit more about the man himself…

1. Does the government interfere with the PAC? 

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2. Does PAC stray beyond its remit, as has been claimed

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3. Are he and other TDs on the PAC just shameless publicity seekers

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4. Does he stand by his view that the State should, in some cases, pay for wives to accompany ministers on foreign trips? (and what sort of toilet tissue does he use?) 

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5. What will he do after politics? 

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6. Finally, would he like to be Taoiseach? 

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All videos: Quinton O’Reilly/

Read: ‘Micheál Martin is doing a particular job in a particular way. I think it could be done differently’

Read: Could Fianna Fáil do a deal with Sinn Féin? John McGuinness thinks so…

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