Charlie Flanagan next

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The Disclosure Tribunal asked for any relevant information to be handed to it in February Opening Statement - Tribunal of Inquiry into protected disclosures made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and certain other matters following Resolutions: Frances fitzgerald was Minister of Justice till June https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Fitzgerald_(politician)

If Charlie Flanagan is handing over documents why did he not do so when Alan Kelly started asking these questions in early November.

https://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2017-11-07a.1310&s=O'higgins#g1311.q did Alan Kelly not suggest that they knew since April 2015 rather then on the day or just after.

Alan Kelly says protected disclosure saying Gardai had a strategy to go after McCabe in April 2015 http://www.rte.ie/cspodcasts/media.mp3?c1=2&c2=16951747&ns_site=test&ns_type=clickin&rte_vs_ct=aud&rte_vs_sc=pod&rte_mt_sec=radio&rte_vs_sn=radio1&rte_mt_pub_dt=2017-11-26&rte_mt_prg_name=test-thisweek&title=Garda conducts with the Department of Justice&c7=http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2017/1126/20171126_rteradio1-thisweek-gardacondu_c21277483_21277501_232_.mp3&r=http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2017/1126/20171126_rteradio1-thisweek-gardacondu_c21277483_21277501_232_.mp3 at 8 minutes

he wants to know what the department knew about this
 
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Starting to look like Trumps first few months with all the musical chairs in the Cabinet.
 

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Elements of the media has seen the horrible possibility that a pre-Christmas election would be for their Christmas plans, so they will do everything to get us into the new year
 

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They had a choice
hang together or hang separately
 

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Starting to look like Trumps first few months with all the musical chairs in the Cabinet.
Except Trump was faster sacking people.

And so was Macron.

And so was May.

In Kildare street there is always a long drama before the inevitable occurs. And it damages the Taoiseach of the day.
 

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FF are saying they won't go after Flanagan but they will happily jump on the bandwagon when the rest of the opposition have done the heavy lifting. Assuming he has a case to answer which he may or may not.

If people have questions for him in the Dail he should answer fully and not try to hide anything.
 

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As I was saying earlier, Varadkar needs a visibly feisty minister in Justice. Flanagan does not fit the bill in the public mind. At the very least, he needs to be moved in the upcoming reshuffle and replaced with someone who wears a poncho and smokes cigarillos.
How about Al Porter ?
Would that be flamboyant enough for you ... :lol:
 

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After Leo re-appoints Fitzgerald to ministry of justice [the honourable and decent thing to do] , the cabinet re-shuffle can put Flanagan into something else.
 

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FG are now a lame duck government. Flanagan will be next and god knows how far and deep this is going. It's breaks your heart this is the best Ireland has to offer in political terms.
 

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Except Trump was faster sacking people.

And so was Macron.

And so was May.

In Kildare street there is always a long drama before the inevitable occurs. And it damages the Taoiseach of the day.
Leo should read up on the fate of leaders who had court-favourites in British history. The Duke of Buckingham and the Earl of Strafford were defended to the hilt by Charles I, at the cost of his throne. Edward II defended Piers Gaveston and Hugh Le Despenser at the cost of his throne. Not comparing Fitzgerald to the personalities of Buckingham and Gaveston. But there is a tendency for court-favourites to distract a leader from the rest of the political community. And yes - I know we are not British. But there are still parallels. Charles II, in contrast, survived because he was prepared to throw his friends under the bus (except his brother during the Exclusion Crisis).
 

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Exactly how many glassses of wine hve you had with your lunch?
None, unfortunately.
The Taoiseach said he did not want Fitz to tender her resignation.
She has done that.
Now the Taoiseach must be consistent and offer Fitzgerald the vacant position.

Hopefully she will accept.
 

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None, unfortunately.
The Taoiseach said he did not want Fitz to tender her resignation.
She has done that.
Now the Taoiseach must be consistent and offer Fitzgerald the vacant position.

Hopefully she will accept.
Or leave the position vacant.
 

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None, unfortunately.
The Taoiseach said he did not want Fitz to tender her resignation.
She has done that.
Now the Taoiseach must be consistent and offer Fitzgerald the vacant position.

Hopefully she will accept.
I hope that such a scenario would play out too, but I suspect for different reasons.
 
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