Tuesday 22 August 2017

Comment: There is something about Mary - heavens above, she's a woman

The knives appear to be out for Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Photo: Tom Burke
The knives appear to be out for Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Photo: Tom Burke
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

The knives are out for Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor for the crime of being a woman in politics.

"There really is something about Mary Mitchell O'Connor," was the headline of a long article in the 'Irish Times' at the weekend, in which the performance of the new Jobs Minister was monstered.

She's not up to the job and is seriously out of her depth, appeared to be the consensus of her colleagues. Why? Well, it was a little hard to tell.

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