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To infinity and beyond: why the cabinet needs to downsize

This ever-expanding cabinet would come as a surprise to the drafters of the Constitution

2nd July, 2017
Leo Varadkar and his cabinet Pic: RollingNews.ie

Albert Einstein once observed: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Were he still around, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist could add the Irish government to his list of phenomena apparently capable of limitless expansion. The current Irish administration is now bulging with so many ministers, super junior ministers and ministers of state that it may soon be necessary to move cabinet meetings to Croke Park, or...

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