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  • Writing the Reshuffle

    March 18, 2010 @ 11:08 am | by Harry McGee

    With St Patrick’s Day over, there will be unrelenting focus between now and next Tuesday and Wednesay on the Cabinet reshuffle. Most of the stuff you will read from “informed sources” etc. will purport to be authoritative. In truth, little of it will. (more…)

  • Taking Stock: Junior Ministers, Lisbon and the ‘Locals’

    April 23, 2009 @ 11:20 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Whereas Dara Calleary and Áine Brady were delighted recipients of general congratulations in Leinster House last evening, I saw no sign of the 13 who were re-appointed as junior ministers; the seven whose services were dispensed were not in evidence either.

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    Dara Calleary, Brian Cowen and Áine Brady – and is that Our Trevor in the background? (Photograph: Eric Luke)

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  • The Moment of Truth…

    April 22, 2009 @ 10:19 am | by Harry McGee

    … well for 19 FF junior ministers, that is.

    The Cabinet meeting is on as I write.

    If Cowen is conservative he will drop five.

    He can’t drop both female juniors. (more…)


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