Monday October 26, 2020

Welfare at work

In an extensive interview with The Sunday Business Post, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty discusses the pensions time bomb, naming and shaming welfare fraudsters, and political rivalry

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

29th October, 2017
Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, has some key decisions to make on pensions Pic: Bryan Meade

Regina Doherty is one of the most outspoken ministers in the current cabinet. That is quite something; after all, the cabinet includes Shane Ross and Leo Varadkar. Recently, Doherty described herself on Twitter as “the owner of a big mouth that sometimes gets a headstart on my brain”. But it is this directness which makes her one of the most interesting members of government.

No one is safe, it appears, from the Minister...

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