Varadkar sacks two ministers who backed Coveney

New Taoiseach rewards five TDs who strongly supported his leadership campaign

20th June, 2017
Varadkar sacks two ministers who backed Coveney
Varadkar's junior ministers Pic: RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rewarded five TDs who strongly supported his leadership campaign - and sacked two ministers who backed his rival.

In a low-key reshuffle of the ministers of state, the new Taoiseach promoted John Paul Phelan (Local Government), Brendan Griffin (Tourism and Sport), Michael D’Arcy (Financial Services) and Jim Daly (Mental Health and Older People).

Galway backbencher Ciaran Cannon also returns to the ministerial ranks as Diaspora Minister having been sacked...

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