Varadkar makes a misstep in his cabinet shuffle

Our new Taoiseach reshuffled the cabinet deck this week, with one person losing out. The question is: which one?

18th June, 2017
Mary Mitchell O’Connor was the big looser in Leo Varadkar's first cabinet

Our new Taoiseach reshuffled the cabinet deck this week, with one person losing out. The question is: which one?

Varadkar had two choices: maintain the status quo or bite the bullet. He could keep Mary Mitchell O’Connor in situ, thereby preserving an already paltry female head count in government’s upper echelons, or he could give her the boot. By choosing the third, unprecedented and frankly insulting ‘super-junior’ option, he has done little to serve either...

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