What is the Minister for Social Protection, Labour’s Joan Burton, up to? First she complains loudly about Fine Gael Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan meeting Michael Lowry after the Moriarty report and a photo of taken at the NYSE involving an Taoiseach Enda Kenny and business man Denis O’Brien.
It now turns out that Joan Burton met with Denis O’Brien at that same event. Hypocrisy much?
This emerged last night at the Labour Party Conference which is currently underway in Galway.
But What she is playing at? Is she trying to split the Government? If there is some sort of controversy Joan seems to be the first Minister to the nearest microphone and spout something which may or not be related to the issue.
She did it on the Fiscal Compact drawing a comparison with a deal on the Promissory Note.
So is Joan running a long campaign for leadership or is she hoping for early elections before Labour slip further in polls.
Only time will tell.
- Kenny backs Hogan over TD meeting (irishexaminer.com)
- O’Brien invite creates rift in Cabinet (irishexaminer.com)
- Kenny calls for ‘calm’ between coalition parties (irishexaminer.com)