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More GUBU on Kildare Street: Trevor Sargent resigns

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Green Party TD Trevor Sargent has resigned over allegations of interfering in a criminal case in his constituency as raised in today’s Evening Herald. He resigned after a …

Tue, Feb 23, 2010, 17:40

   

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Green Party TD Trevor Sargent has resigned over allegations of interfering in a criminal case in his constituency as raised in today’s Evening Herald. He resigned after a brief statement to the Dail during which he accepted he made an “error of judgment” about the case.

Coming on the back of the George Lee Ex-TD, Deirdre de Burca and Willie O’Dea stories, it means Kildare Street is now home to more drama than a double-episode of Fair City and shows that Leinster House is finally providing some value for money.

As with any soap opera, there’s a whodunnit element in the latest twist as in the timing of the story and I’m sure there’s more to come about this story. And, in fairness to Trevor Sargent, the ex-minister didn’t attempt to weasel his way out of the controversy or stonewall the process like John O’Donoghue and Willie O’Dea.