Fionnan Sheahan: Turf wars looming between departments
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has put his Cabinet on warning that a reshuffle is in the offing. Certain ministers will be worried about their future in the Cabinet and others will wonder if their areas of responsibility are to change.
Formal negotiations with the Green Party are not under way, but contacts behind the scenes are in train.
Cowen is expected to consult with his ministers on their ideas on changes to the structures of government departments.