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Conor's Water Endurance Test

Mark Devenport | 16:09 UK time, Monday, 23 August 2010

Whilst the hacks and the bloggers were mounting a marathon trail through his Regional Development department's e-mails, the minister himself was engaging in a different kind of endurance event.

Conor Murphy was back at his desk today, surveying the turmoil at Northern Ireland Water, after returning from a trip to Germany. He'd travelled to Wiesbaden near Frankfurt to take part in a triathlon as part of a Newry team. But after hurting his leg Mr Murphy was only able to complete the swimming stage. That's 1.8 miles in length, as if the minister hadn't had enough water to deal with recently.


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