Wednesday 18 October 2017

Jody Corcoran: FG man and Labour women at war

Three Labour women have Fine Gael Health Minister James Reilly in their sights, writes Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

Although unli-kely to cause serious instability in the short term, the now admitted "friction" between members of the Cabinet may yet amount to a crisis in the making for the Government.

The Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, chose the quiet days of Christmas to admit to the tensions, which he sought to ascribe to no more than an occasional clash of "strong personalities" at the cabinet table.

The issues which have arisen, primarily between Health Minister James Reilly and the Social Protection Minister Joan Burton, are more deep-seated than that, however.

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