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Sinn Fein/Independent Cabinet

TAOISEACH: Mary Lou McDonald – Superquinn Mum

FINANCE: Pearse Doherty – the Sinn Fein version of Simon Coveney is a safe choice

PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM: Shane Ross – poacher turned gamekeeper

JOBS: Mick Wallace – even bigger poacher turned game-keeper, but also job creator

EDUCATION: Stephen Donnelly – innovative thinker

JUSTICE: Clare Daly – forthright and considered

SOCIAL WELFARE: John Halligan – plain-speaking, honest dealer

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Gerry Adams – better to be neither seen nor heard

HEALTH: Roisin Shortall – Labour's lost Noel Browne

CHILDREN: Padraig MacLochlainn – energetic and enigmatic

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AGRICULTURE: Peadar Tobin – sometimes independent, sometimes Sinn Fein

TRANSPORT: Catherine Murphy – considered

COMMUNICATIONS: Richard Boyd Barrett – good at talking

ARTS AND CULTURE: Martin Ferris – in case Gerry gets lonely

ENVIRONMENT: Sean Barrett (the Trinity senator) – a walk on the wild side

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