The Next Cabinet

I found this on diarmydotnet via PoliticsinIreland. It is an interesting post on what the cabinet could like like after May 6th. I have reproduced it below.

Taoiseach: Brian Cowen
Tánaiste: Brian Lenihan

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food: Billy Kelliher
Minister for Arts, Sports & Tourism: Trevor Sargent (Greens)
Minister for Communications & Technology: Conor Lenihan (New Portfolio)
Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs: Eamon Ó Cuív
Minister for Defence: Willie O’Dea
Minister for Education & Science: Mary Hanifin
Minister for Energy & Natural Resources: Eamonn Ryan (Greens)
Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment: Micheál Martin
Minister for the Environment & Local Government: John Gormley (Greens)
Minister for Finance: Brian Lenihan
Minister for Foreign Affairs: Dermot Ahern
Minister for Heritage & Culture: Seán Haughey (New Potfolio)
Minister for Health & Children: Dr. James Reilly (Poached from Fine Gael)
Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform: Mary Couglan
Minister for Social & Family Affairs: Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher
Minister for Transport & the Marine: Noel Dempsey

I agree with Diarmy that Séamus Brennan, Mary Harney and Martin Cullen will all lose their cabinet poistions, but may get Junior Postings. I very much doubt the Dr Reilly will cross the floor to take up health, so someone else will have to take the poision chalice. One other issue is the number of Portfolio’s the constitution states thats “The Government shall consist of not less than seven and not more than fifteen members” Article 28.1, this Cabinet has 16 excluding the Taoisheach.

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

1 thought on “The Next Cabinet”

  1. Stephen!!! You have a blog too!!! Me too but only one though..can’t keep up! 😛

    Aaanyway nice meeting you and danced with you in Clip but unfortunately had to go cuz we need to see some friends in other bar..:(

    have a nice time in Cologne…you are LUCKY!!! 🙂

    Take care

    xx

    -Lee-

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