Sunday 20 May 2018

Extra pay for 'super-junior' ministers illegitimate and absurd

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Article 28.1 of the Constitution declares explicitly that the Government shall not consist of fewer than seven, or more than 15 members.

The Constitution does not authorise the appointment of so-called 'super-junior' ministers of state with a mandate to loiter at Cabinet meetings without either credentials, a purpose or a function.

There is no difference in ascendancy between one minister of state and any other minister of state.

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