Civil service mandarins finally get their man in Finance
Inside politics- Back Room
While the political media focused on the long-awaited cabinet reshuffle, the really significant appointment last week was that of Derek Moran as secretary-general at the Department of Finance.
After six years of fire-fighting, troika-induced loss of sovereignty and suffering international busy-bodies telling them what to do, Ireland's top civil servants have triumphantly rung the ''all-clear bell by appointing an insider to the top job without open competition involving outsiders.
Back in 2011, Kevin Cardiff was...
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