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Who will be Tanaiste tomorrow



strauss

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Are they even taking bets on Cowen? (actually the bookies are probably closed now anyway).
 

The Trinity Politick

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Cowen. No question
 

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super pedestrian said:
cilldara said:
definalty cowen. the greens wouldn't get it with only six seats
In 97 the PDs got it with only 4 seats
Its a three way now though. And to come back with 78 seats considering the time in office.....

Cowen deserves it. Like it or lump it
 

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True but that was a 2-party situation maybe it's not fair to compare.
 

nicola

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what powers does the tanaiste have. ie if bertie self combusts does cowen take over and if he also combusts (more likely) then what !
 

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actually this might be a bit of a surprise.

Many would have expected it to be Cowen, but up to the beginning of FF dumping one party rule as a principle, the position of Táiniste was a relatively minor one, with it been given out as a little sweetener for a party hack.

I mean, what does a Táiniste really do ?

Maybe Bertie might give it to someone else as a nice little title instead of a Ministry
 

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rockofcashel said:
actually this might be a bit of a surprise.

Many would have expected it to be Cowen, but up to the beginning of FF dumping one party rule as a principle, the position of Táiniste was a relatively minor one, with it been given out as a little sweetener for a party hack.

I mean, what does a Táiniste really do ?

Maybe Bertie might give it to someone else as a nice little title instead of a Ministry
But would it not have to be a Ministerial position as the Tánaiste deputises at cabinet meetings if the Taoiseach isn't there ?
 
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Rock, I think if someone is a Tanaiste, that means one less portfoliol, and you'd have to merge two departments.

The Tanaiste is a cabinet position.

Minsters are cabinet minsters - the junior 'minister' is just a spun new way of calling it undersecretary if I recall.
 

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Donald Segretti said:
McDowell will be tanaiste tomorrow ... until about 5 o'clock that is.
Ah, yet another reason to celebrate tomorrow, the country is free of mc dowell at last.Sweet. I think it speaks volumes about the measure of the man that one of his last acts as minister for justice was to sign a deportation order for a young boy with autism..the child can only hope that hanafin doesn't get the justice portfolio and he may have some hope of appeal.
 

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4p.m. at the Aras it is. Dail convenes at 2 for an Hour.Ceann Comhairle elected .Taoiseach elected.Cabinet announced a few niceties .Leave for the park about 3ish.Seals of office handed back .Then new seals presented.
 

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