Mission Impossible? – Simon Coveney’s Leadership Fight by Inside Politics / Inside Story


The chances of Simon Coveney becoming the next leader of the Fine Gael party are slim, but Dublin Bay South TD Kate O’Connell, who is supporting him, says the race is not over yet. She tells Hugh Linehan, Pat Leahy and Fiach Kelly that she’s backing Coveney because she wants a statesman and not a celebrity for Taoiseach, and why she would be “very, very” worried about the direction that Fine Gael might take under a Leo Varadkar leadership.