That would be Cllr. John Leahy, interviewed in Hot Press, which is out today. Jason O’Toole does his usual fine job at getting to the heart of matters and offers a picture of a deeply conservative individual. And indeed, if he’s representative of the party, a deeply conservative party. And yet there are curiosities even to that:
Do you think the Church is out of touch?
Do I think there should be women priests? Do I think priests should be married? Yes, I do. We’re going through an age where the Catholic Church are going to start running out of
But then again…
What’s your take on gender quotas?
I think women hate this topic! The situation at the moment is farcical: you’ve political parties running around trying to get ‘paper candidates’ – women who’ll put their name on a ballot paper so they meet the gender quotas. Women…
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