Straight in at the deep end

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has taken a risk in promoting less experienced politicians to his cabinet to try and steer the country out of looming economic woes, writes Cliff Taylor.

10th May, 2008

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has taken a risk in promoting less experienced politicians to his cabinet to try and steer the country out of looming economic woes, writes Cliff Taylor.

As Brian Cowen was vacating the Department of Finance last week to become Taoiseach, the only sure thing ahead of his cabinet reshuffle was that a new face would have to take on the job of managing the public finances through a difficult period.

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