Terry Prone: Talent, not gender is making women such as Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Chief Justice Susan Denham stand out
FRANCES Fitzgerald was a bit busy today, tying off her work at the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, briefing her successor and coming to grips with her different brief in Justice.
She will have no time to admire herself as a history-maker, although she did make history when she set up a brand new Government department from a standing start with no Cabinet experience.
She made history again yesterday. Not by being the first female Minister for Justice. Fianna Fail's Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, now the EU Commissioner, had that honour, and set the bar high for all successors irrespective of gender.