Monday 11 December 2017

Anxiety grows as Gilmore puts off his decision

Housing and planning are major issues, so Penrose must be replaced promptly, writes Willie O'Dea

WHAT is it about this Government and appointments? Last week it had to endure the indignity of seeing its efforts to have Kevin Cardiff appointed to the European Court of Auditors stumble at the first hurdle. If the Government succeeds in getting the process back on track, it will be due, in no small part, to the efforts of the many Labour ministers, MEPs, and TDs who dutifully lined out on TV and radio to express confidence in and support for Mr Cardiff.

The great rush by the Labour Party to show support for an appointment to be made by others stands in contrast with the incredible tardiness its own leader is showing in

ANALYSIS pages 28 & 30

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