Saturday 24 February 2018

Ian O'Doherty: €20 for cigarettes pack a 'jaw droppingly asinine' plan

'Well done Minister, you’re the black market’s biggest friend'

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

I must admit that I am glad that James Reilly is a Minister for Health – I just wish he was a Minister for Health for another country.

After all, everybody gets a kick out of looking at hapless, clueless and woefully out-of-touch politicians who make grandiose pronouncements while the walls crumble around them.

But the joke isn’t so funny when it’s someone who has, bafflingly, managed to bag himself a senior Ministerial role in this country despite proving, constantly, that he is simply not up to the job.

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