Monday 23 October 2017

Only half of FG's new team will make it to cabinet

Sam Smyth

AFTER a dizzying day of hoopla and self-congratulation Fine Gael's new shadow cabinet was taking a reality check last night.

The question on their lips: which of the 21 appointed yesterday are likely to be in cabinet if a Rainbow Coalition takes office after the next general election?

The answer: only half of those who trooped out after their leader Enda Kenny yesterday can expect cabinet seats in a Fine Gael-led government.

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