Tuesday 6 December 2016

Her old job was child's play compared to the minefield that awaits

Published 09/05/2014 | 02:30

Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD speaking to media at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD speaking to media at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Newly appointed Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Frances Fitzgerald, newly appointed Minister for Children, Charlie Flanagan and Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured at Aras an Uachtarain where the ministers received their seals of office. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

SHE did her best to be discreet, in fairness, but Frances Fitzgerald practically pogoed into the Collinstown Community College in Clondalkin for the launch of a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment.

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The Minister for Children was sporting a smart suit (perfect for appearing on the telly all day), impeccable coiffure (ditto) and a mile-wide smile as she arrived along with the Taoiseach.

They were there for a quick photoshoot with champion boxers Bernard Dunne and Kenneth Egan, who is also running for Fine Gael in Clondalkin, after Frances persuaded him to throw his hat into the political ring.

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