Sticking the course? May 27, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
There are lingering questions over whether the Independents will stick the course, with most doubt cast on Halligan.
One senior Fine Gael source indicated there may be a difference on what Halligan believes he got for his Waterford constituency and what the party sees as its commitment to him, on issues such as hospital and airport runways.
I’d be amazed if all this wasn’t pinned down. But if not it suggests a surprising lack of certainty in relation to the structural underpinnings of the new dispensation on the sides of those involved.
Here’s another nugget of information. Look at how short the term of some in office is going to be:
Four of the five Independent Alliance members now have ministerial posts with the fifth, Kevin “Boxer” Moran, due to take up the junior ministerial post now held by his colleague Seán Canney within one year.
I wonder does this point to the sense of how long the government will last on the part of the Independents? Presumably Moran will be junior minister for a year too. And after him?