Una Mullally: Fine Gael's byelection candidate? You couldn't make him up

Dublin Bay South candidate has run superficial campaign based on brand of bland nothingness

Housing was the key issue on the doorsteps as the candidates entered the final week of the Dublin Bay South byelection. Video: Enda O'Dowd

In May 2019, Paschal Donohoe launched the Balance for Better Business initiative reviewing gender balance on corporate boards. In his speech, he said, “business is a meritocracy built on people having the right character, skills and behaviours rather than being based on gender, ethnicity or the school they attended.”

Earlier that month, Donohoe gave a speech at the Irish Times Business Awards, saying, “Tonight is not about recognising dynasties or lauding inherited titles. Everyone here tonight has earned their stripes… At its best, business is a meritocracy.”

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