Sherlock is bookies’ favourite to take over department

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Labour is odds on with the bookies to retain the Education portfolio in the Government following the resignation of Ruairi Quinn. Favourite to succeed Mr Quinn is junior minister for research and innovation Sean Sherlock at 2-1 …” (more)

[Tom Brady, Independent, 3 July]

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O’Sullivan favourite to get education post after Quinn’s shock departure

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Jan O’Sullivan is favourite to take over as education minister following Ruairi Quinn’s surprise resignation announcement. It has also emerged that a portfolio swap between the coalition parties is very much on the cards as part of the pending Cabinet reshuffle …” (more)

[Juno McEnroe and Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 3 July]

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Quinn resignation set to usher in sweeping changes in Cabinet

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Sweeping changes in the personnel and structure of the Government have been set in motion with the resignation of Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn …” (more)

[Stephen Collins, Irish Times, 3 July]

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Quinn had ‘unshakeable’ commitment to make State better – Burton

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2014 by steve

“Politicians from Labour and other parties have paid tribute to the outgoing Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn, who has announced his decision to step down will coincide with the reshuffle which is expected next week …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 2 July]

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Why more ‘helicopter’ parents hover in their children’s college life

Posted in Life on November 20th, 2013 by steve

“Alex White, the Labour Junior Minister, has been in a bit of hot water after he contacted his daughter’s university to try to change her work placement …” (more)

[Kim Bielenberg, Independent, 19 November]

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NUI Galway not commenting on allegations of lobbying by Junior minister

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2013 by steve

“NUI Galway says it cannot comment on the Junior Health Minister allegedly lobbying the University to change a family member’s work experience …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 18 November]

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White admits email over daughter’s work placement ‘a mistake’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2013 by steve

“Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore is remaining silent on the case of a Labour junior minister who lobbied a university to change his daughter’s work placement …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 18 November]

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