Matt Cooper: is the cabinet fit for purpose?

Matt Cooper: is the cabinet fit for purpose?
Government avoids repeat of abortion 'free vote' row.

Enda Kenny’s main criterion for his choice of ministers seems to have been the ability to get through press conferences without saying anything catastrophic

So many things get discussed whenever a new cabinet is appointed – gender, geography, promotion, demotion, experience, inexperience, loyalty to the leader, even religious background or sexual preference, to name but a few – but rarely do we get a debate over arguably the most important of all criteria for a ministerial appointment: capability.

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