Civil service mandarins finally get their man in Finance

Inside politics- Back Room

13th July, 2014

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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