The Kildare Street Shuffle


00093842-642[The new cabinet queuing for the Dáil this afternoon]

“To recap: Pat Rabbitte, Ruairi Quinn, Eamon Gilmore, Deputy Hogan and Jimmy Deenihan all gone from Cabinet.

Paschal Donohoe, Heather Humphreys, Alan Kelly, Jan O’Sullivan and Alex White all appointed to Cabinet.”

Cabinet Reshuffle: Live Blog (RTE)


Jan O’Sullivan will become Minister for Education, Alex White will be the new Minister for Communications, Energy and and Natural Resources, Charlie Flanagan takes over at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Alan Kelly will become Minister for the Environment.
James Reilly moves to Children and Youth Affairs, while Leo Varadkar replaces him as Minister for Health.
Heather Humphreys will replace Jimmy Deenihan at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Pic Jonathan Healy


The new cabinet calculating their pensions assemble in the chamber.


21 thoughts on “The Kildare Street Shuffle

  1. ahjayzis

    Glad to see younger TD’s make it into government. Just worried that someone as young as 50 might not have the experience needed.

  2. John

    That picture of them all lined up against the wall like that evokes a certain primal and violent eroticism in me.

  3. ahyeah

    We’re not doing our chances of getting Europe to take us more seriously when we send the likes of Phil Hogan there as Commissioner.

  4. (name)

    That photo is something like when you get all your nieces and nephews together in one place.
    A photo op fine for kids, silly for adults.

    1. Paul W

      Back row, third from the right *surely* has to be a Haughey?!? He is like a clone of him!

    2. Murtles

      That’s John Perry and he definitely has Haughey traits.

      Did they all buy their ties in bulk? Theres a bit of identicality going on there.

  5. Violet

    Well done, Broadsheet. At last someone has broken the media silence on Alan Kelly’s conjoined twin.

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