Very interesting. I like the Pfizer connection. Plus all the usual suspects. Very much part of the Davos Borg.
What was a huge red flag for me was his rather bizarre behavior even before he became a minister. I wont go into details but I have dealt with a number of elected representatives in a whole bunch of countries in the past, as I was doing at the time, and I was confused by his manner until a short time later the public announcement was made of his mysterious elevation to Minster of Health. Then it was , a ha, thats the game the f*cker was playing. Now it all makes sense.
But he’s actually not that bright. He just the updated and slicker version of the gombeen politician. Of the Albert Reynolds variety. Around the same time I was dealing with another variety of cute hoor politician, of the “Ultra Progressive / Woke” variety, and the contrast with Donnelly was startlingly. I was helping out a friend because i knew my way around the Board of Supervisors, City Hall, and how the City Departments worked. The problems was not solved, there was a legal ambiguity, but all the right people got involved and source of the problem had inspectors and city officials all over them and there now is a serious paper trail. For next time. And the elected representative responded as expected when approached in the normal way. Some cultural differences between countries but Donnelly was the first case I had run into that was a real head-scratched. Until I saw the ministerial promotion.
The problem with Donnelly is that his combination of devious bastard with limited intelligence makes him politically useless. If he was half as intelligent and half as devious as say a Padraig Flynn then the country would actually be in fairly good hands. With people like him in ministerial power the situation is beyond f*cked because the upper level civil servants in the dept sound worse than useless. Although not Iveagh House useless. None of them are that incompetent. So I suppose it could be worse.