Wily press secretary to three taoisigh finally calls it a day

Eoghan O’Neachtain, the government press secretary who has served three taoisigh, is to leave Government Buildings in the coming weeks.

4th June, 2011

Eoghan O’Neachtain, the government press secretary who has served three taoisigh, is to leave Government Buildings in the coming weeks.

Despite hopes among some senior honchos in Merrion Street that he would stay on for at least the first year of the coalition, O’Neachtain recently informed Taoiseach Enda Kenny that he would leave this summer.

Government press secretaries, like special advisers, are ‘‘non-established civil servants’’, which means they leave office as...

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