Thursday 8 December 2016

Taoiseach's 'junior team' is all about buying stability

Published 20/05/2016 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Reuters
Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Reuters

Enda Kenny has not been in the business of politics for decades for nothing.

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He has gambled that, with an improving economy, he can once again increase the number of junior ministers in an effort to buy himself what political peace he can get in this strange new situation.

The 15 junior ministers he announced yesterday, combined with the three announced along with the senior ministers a fortnight ago, shows a fair mix of experience and youth, along with a reasonable regional balance.

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