Hugo MacNeill and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill: The political power couple that almost was

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The defeat of favorite Hugo MacNeill, the former Ireland and Lions rugby player, in last week’s Senate by-election for the Trinity College seat vacated by Ivana Bacik came as a surprise. He appeared to have all the personal merits required to qualify – scholar, sports star, intellectual disability activist, successful businessman, fundamental opponent of South Africa’s apartheid regime and supporter of various charities.

reads like the autobiography of a modern saint. Like all of us with political ambitions, he has been selective and adept at growing his more marketable talent. But it was his omissions that made Hugo’s self-promotion fascinating. He failed to include two of his most valuable assets, past and present: he spent almost half his life in a lucrative 30-year career at controversial merchant banks Goldman Sachs; and he spends the other half with his super-talented wife, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill.

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