Surviving the health ministry

If all one has to do in the ministry is survive for a relatively short time, surely there is no incentive to deliver on any major reform

4th February, 2018
George Lee of RTÉ wasn't as successful as he would have hoped when he moved into politics Pic: RollingNews.ie

There is no shortage of commentators in Irish public life who seem to have the answer to every problem. As a society, we need their fresh perspectives and the challenge they bring to conventional wisdom. But sometimes I wonder: what if these people had the opportunity to be government ministers? Stephen Kinsella as Minister for Finance, Jack O’Connor as Minister for Jobs, or Professor John Crown as Minister for Health?

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