The long grass September 11, 2012Posted by doctorfive in Uncategorized.
Interesting to see Leo selected as FG DoE for the Children’s rights referendum. Curious enough the Minister with that brief didn’t get the gig but more so that while the Oireachtas inquiries was Howlin and Shatter’s personal baby. The fiscal treaty and now this see a rebel taking on the responsibility.
Is it beyond Enda to be hedging a little bit here? While the treaty would have been rerun if we got it wrong. Kenny’s backroom would have taken some comfort in the political damage Coveney would have suffered. For Fine Gael, children’s rights will never carry the weight of European treaties but a failed referendum and ensuing blame game will still have implications for any prospective leader.