Who’d be on your fantasy Taoiseach’s 11?
Thanks to the Government’s large majority, Taoiseach Enda Kenny could afford to do things a little differently when it comes to appointing his nominees to the Seanad. Traditionally, former TDs who failed to make the grade at the general election are among those who get the nod, but people like Deirdre Clune and Michael Darcy are already Senators.
Independent TD Finian McGrath made an interesting suggestion recently, when he called on Mr Kenny to consider Orla Tinsley, journalist and campaigner for better cystic fibrosis treatment and care facilities.
“People like Orla Tinsley have done much work on cystic fibrosis so the Taoiseach might consider nominating her as one of the 11 nominees to the Seanad. That would enable a voice in here for cystic fibrosis patients,” Mr McGrath told the Dail last week.
It’s an interesting ‘outside the box’ suggestion. Let me know who’d be on your fantasy list of Taoiseach’s nominees and I’ll list the top 11.