Parents across Ireland say they will strongly resist any attempt to make Simon Harris compulsory.
“Simon would be a great shot in the arm for the country for decades to come,” noted one FG lackey yesterday, while another observer noted that the baby-faced minister “very easily gets under the skin”.
Parents, however, are strongly opposed to the idea. “I had a short dose of Simon Harris on radio last week and I suffered a bad reaction,” said a mother of three in Cork. “I don’t believe there’s an antidote and, if there was, the waiting list would stretch of years.”