Tuesday 24 January 2017

John Drennan: FG's less than 'Fab' Four are in the Dail for the long haul

Sacking all the poll duds would be a nice exercise in pure democracy for Enda. Of course, it won't happen

Published 02/03/2014 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the Fine Gael ard fheis at the RDS in Dublin on Friday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the Fine Gael ard fheis at the RDS in Dublin on Friday

In a political system that prioritises process over policy, nothing enchants the heart more than the musical chairs of a cabinet reshuffle. This reality means that despite the current furores over minor issues such as the dismal failure of the Coalition to disassemble the political kleptocracy Fianna Fail built, elections and that cabinet shuffle were the talk of the Ard Fheis.

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In theory, when it comes to Enda's cabinet house of cards, today's Sunday Independent / Millward Brown poll of the worst ministers should have been welcomed by the Taoiseach.

It is unfortunate 'Dear Leader' Enda is in second place on the list of those whom the electorate have designated to be the cabinet dud.

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