Sunday 21 January 2018

We are all counting cost of the Cabinet's three weakest links

After only five months, it's clear that three ministers in particular have failed to make an impact

Challenges: Shane Ross (pictured), Regina Doherty and Eoghan Murphy are struggling to deal with the major issues in their portfolios of transport, social protection and housing
Challenges: Shane Ross (pictured), Regina Doherty and Eoghan Murphy are struggling to deal with the major issues in their portfolios of transport, social protection and housing

Willie O'Dea

In 2012, I commented in the Sunday Independent on how ministers in the Fine Gael/Labour government fell into one of three categories: high-flyers, passengers or weak links.

I suggested that the weak links, specifically O'Reilly, Shatter, Burton and Hogan, each had the potential to cause huge problems for that government. I was later proven right.

Just five months in office, it is already evident that there are three clear weak links in the current Cabinet, along with fewer high-flyers and substantially more passengers.

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