Shane Ross: If Kevin's that good, keep him
CAN we afford to lose a civil servant of the calibre of Kevin Cardiff? The paeans of praise being poured on Kevin's head by government ministers would make you wonder. Why are we letting this genius go?
God knows, we need people of ability in the Department of Finance. We crave guys with experience of bad bankers and budget deficits. Kevin has both in spades.
Listen to Michael Noonan's words on Thursday as the Cardiff carnival crashed to the ground. Insisting that the Fine Gael/Labour clique would stand by Kevin, the Minister for Finance declared that Kevin was "a decent civil servant with a long record, more qualified for the job than any of his predecessors".