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Trouble at the top April 11, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Seems like the Cabinet table must be a little uncomfortable to judge from this spat.

The Minister of State for Regional Economic Development (Michael Ring) has responded angrily to claims by the Minister for Communications ( Denis Naughten ) that he “threw in the towel” on the issue of post offices.

And…Ring says…

“And as I say he’s like a lot of Independent ministers – they’re trying to shirk their responsibilities

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Is this more than just Ring, in the sense is this an effort by FG to assert themselves away from the water debacle? And what does it tell us about the relationship more broadly with  Independent  Ministers,most of whom seem quite comfortable with the current arrangements?

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1. dublinstreams - April 11, 2017

Afaik this story was cooked by the Naughten and the Irish Times gossip correspondents, theres been 3 articles about this in the Irish Times and 2 in the Sunday times saying that responsibilty for the post–office network (and broadband) were transferred away from the Department of Communications which firstly makes no sense and secondly I cannot find the documented basis for this and main stream media certainly aren’t going to cite and link to such things are they. Here are the only relevant SI I can find http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/376/made/en/print?q=michael+ring&search_type=all http://opac.oireachtas.ie/AWData/Library3/TAOdoclaid15062016_185422.pdf background http://dublinstreams.blogspot.ie/2017/04/ministerial-responsibilty-for-post-and.html I might be wrong but the media won’t cite the documents so as far as I can see, Naughten is wrong, Sean O’Rourke is wrong, who referred to Pat Leahy article who was also wrong and Ring was correct and right to be annoyed about the whole thing, Im sure SOR was delighted to have a minister raising his voice on his show but the story is BS as far as I know.

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WorldbyStorm - April 11, 2017

Yeah, good to know DS. Fair dues for keeping an eye on it.

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