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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan/File Photo

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan/File Photo

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan/File Photo

Much of the focus in the coming weeks will be on the characters and personalities who are set to fill the coveted Cabinet seats in our next Government.

And, of course, it will be fascinating to see how the various factions in Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and their willing accomplices get on when the big jobs are dished out by their party leaders.

But Cabinet formation is more than just an opportunity to reward loyal party members with titles and chauffeur-driven cars.