Ministerial minefields

A number of significant challenges face the main ministries as the coalition government takes power

12th March, 2011
Ministerial minefields
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The Limerickman, 67, has raised the average age profile of cabinet, but he has also added considerably to the sum of experience at government level.

Labour negotiators commented on Noonan’s assured performance in the coalition negotiations last weekend, his ability to grasp opaque fiscal details and relay them in understandable prose.

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