Saturday 19 August 2017

Reshuffle is a chance to focus on areas that matter most – so a Housing Minister is key

Almost one in three of the 39 schools dropping a teacher are on Mr Kenny’s doorstep in Mayo
Almost one in three of the 39 schools dropping a teacher are on Mr Kenny’s doorstep in Mayo
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Every night, people across the country aren't exactly kept awake by the thought of what Ireland will enter in the next Venice Architecture Biennial or the lack of performances of Brecht plays round these parts.

Not wishing to be dismissive of the important role of the arts in reflecting the nature of a society and providing cultural stimulation, but does it need an entire cabinet portfolio attached to it?

But it's not exactly up there with people being genuinely kept awake at night, worried about the roof over their head.

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