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Carey defends number of junior ministers in Govt


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Government chief whip Pat Carey has defended the amount of junior ministers in the coalition during a Dail debate on whether their numbers should be slashed.

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jpc

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Fine.
Let them work away in their junior ministeries.
But do it on the current TD salary + expense package.
Show a bit of example to the country.
 

myk

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And cut the exchequer funding for constituency workers, the juniors, including Carey, each have a half dozen plus of these. The state is just funding the re-election of junior ministers. This in my mind is the biggest and most disgraceful perk for the junior ministers.
 

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Its fine for a knee-jerk reaction in times of recession but would the country survive without

Maire Hoctor - junior minister for not reading autocues

Sean Haughey - junior minister for pictures with school buses

Dick Roche - junior minister for losing referenda

Id prefer teachers to be sacked, cancer care cut and taxes increased rather than lose any of these dynamic influences on Irish society.
 

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Its fine for a knee-jerk reaction in times of recession but would the country survive without

Maire Hoctor - junior minister for not reading autocues

Sean Haughey - junior minister for pictures with school buses

Dick Roche - junior minister for losing referenda

Id prefer teachers to be sacked, cancer care cut and taxes increased rather than lose any of these dynamic influences on Irish society.
Thanks there for the slap of reality Carlovian.
Lets not go crazy.
 

MacCoise

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Its fine for a knee-jerk reaction in times of recession but would the country survive without

Maire Hoctor - junior minister for not reading autocues

Sean Haughey - junior minister for pictures with school buses

Dick Roche - junior minister for losing referenda

Id prefer teachers to be sacked, cancer care cut and taxes increased rather than lose any of these dynamic influences on Irish society.
and don't forget Carey himself: Junior Minister for defending the number of Junior Ministers
 

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real case of :

"tighten your belts lads ! coz i cant even close mine !" :)
 

fgrep

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Its fine for a knee-jerk reaction in times of recession but would the country survive without

Maire Hoctor - junior minister for not reading autocues

Sean Haughey - junior minister for pictures with school buses

Dick Roche - junior minister for losing referenda

Id prefer teachers to be sacked, cancer care cut and taxes increased rather than lose any of these dynamic influences on Irish society.
What About Conor Lenihan , Junior Minister for sleeping during interviews and minister for Nazi impersonations.
 

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I seriously doubt that any Junior Minister or even Cabinet Member would give up their position willingly if there was no extra remuneration for being in Government, most politicians from all political parties are in politics for the opportunity to exercise the power associated with being in Government rather than any extra pay with a few notable exceptions recently.
 
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On election as Taoiseach, if Cowan decided to axe even say 5 Juniors, at that stage it would have helped to set out the stall and would have given an impression to the voters that hey, this guy is actually doing something to cut back on the fluff.

But no, he sang on the lorry in Offaly and then did very little for the next 3 months.
 

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It is really quite amazing that in the constitution the number of cabinet ministers is set to 15, so why not let us have a referendum and fix the number of jnr minister to 14, if I remember correctly was it not the rainbow government that increased the jnr numbers first
 

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I thought I heard on the news at 9 the number of jnr ministers has been reduced to 12 ?
 

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President Roosevelt ran US in WWII with about eight ministers

Government chief whip Pat Carey has defended the amount of junior ministers in the coalition during a Dail debate on whether their numbers should be slashed.

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President Roosevelt ran the USA in WWII with about eight secretaries,the equivalent of ministers.

One difference is that secretaries aren't frequently answerable to elected representatives,so they don't have to spend as much time as ministers getting technical briefings on questions they might be asked.
 

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He's got a MoS/Chief Whip's pension, a TD's pension, a national teachers pension, but Pat Rabbite's stammering catamite needs more moolah. Hence we learn today that ..........

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has joined public relations firm DHR Communications on a consultancy basis and will work in consultation management, strategy and public affairs.

Mr Carey was minister for community, equality and Gaeltacht affairs for the last year of the Fianna Fáil/Green coalition.

A former primary school teacher and TD for Dublin North West for almost 14 years, he served as government chief whip from 2008 to 2010 and minister of state for drugs strategy and community affairs from 2007 to 2008.

Former FF minister Pat Carey joins PR firm - The Irish Times - Wed, Aug 14, 2013
 

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thats rather funny, after the hatchet job the fat phat bunny done on him on live tv, it goes to show all that mob look after their own.
 

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