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Labour Election Manifesto 2011

Fine Gael Election Manifesto 2011

THE FINE Gael-Labour Coalition has installed large numbers of people with party links to State boards since coming into office, despite promises to end the system of political patronage.

Those appointed include at least 20 past or present party members, strategists or donors. In no case was the link identified at the time the Government announced the appointment.

Five out of six judges nominated by the Government have links to Fine Gael or Labour, along with two of the three members of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board appointed by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Coalition Puts Party insiders On State Boards (Irish Times)

(Photocall Ireland)

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