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Cowen has no time for a honeymoon

Everyone will have their own view on those picked by new Taoiseach Brian Cowen to serve in his cabinet.

10th May, 2008

Everyone will have their own view on those picked by new Taoiseach Brian Cowen to serve in his cabinet.

However, arguing over the merits of the various appointments is fruitless. The Taoiseach has made his choice. No doubt, as ever, a combination of factors came into play.

Clearly, for example, Cowen has picked close allies to fill some key positions. These include making Mary Coughlan the new Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment...

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