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
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.