Gerry O’Quigley correctly notes that, despite much his and his party’s billing in the press, the Republic’s Justice Minister Michael McDowell is not actually right wing. Indeed, they are difficult to classify in left right terms. McDowell’s prefered label is liberal – harking back, perhaps, to something like the late eighteenth century’s radicals.
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