Aaand…They’re Back


Sort of.

This morning.

Arriving at Leinster House.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (top two pics), Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys ahead of a Cabinet meeting.

It’s been reported that the Cabinet were to discuss the process of recruiting a new Garda Commissioner and the housing crisis this morning.

The Dáil resumes next week.

Cabinet to discuss garda commissioner recruitment (RTE)

Previously: Meet The New Acting Commissioner


17 thoughts on “Aaand…They’re Back

  1. A snowflake's chance in hell

    Ah that’s nice

    I hope they all had a great break

    seriously did you ever hear the like, how many holidays do these tossers actually get?


      1. dav

        Yes don’t be blaming them for anything, remember the majority of them are all for slf-service and not for public service

  2. Mysterybeat

    I assume they’ll be discussing the latest report from the CIF rep in Dept of Housing that recommended reducing green space, parking space, the number of ‘family’ size apartments in a block, rebates for development levies to builders, sell-off of state lands, and the reintroduction of bedsits?
    I’ll play dumb and assume there will be a robust debate before they’re all voted through.

  3. theo kretschmar schuldorff


    Fair plan to Heather Humphreys (the only time I’m likely ever to say that) for having a female driver. Wonder who drives Regina (special place in hell for women not supporting women) Doherty.

    1. Cian

      AFAIK the drivers are Guards. You need a pool of them to volunteer to be drivers… and the hours are really unsociable, so I imagine there aren’t that many Ban Gardaí that volunteer.

      1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

        I withdraw my observation, and my award of credit to HH.
        Where’s the ‘withdraw’ button?

      2. Joe Small

        Garda drivers were withdrawn from Minister years ago. These are civilian drivers – each Minister has two – and they’re often friends of the Ministers.

  4. Joe Small

    “Arriving at Leinster House” – No, that’s clearly Government Buildings. Cabinet doesn’t meet in Leinster House.

    1. Boj

      Quotas in action.
      Are we allowed to blame women for not getting into politics or do we blame the men for keeping them out. I have some blame here and don’t know what to do with it? Actually, we’ve only ourselves to blame I suppose…

  5. Murtles

    Love the way they pretend to be on the phone for de cameras. TD’s do this when they need to dodge something, avoid someone or look busy even though they’re not. A certain TD who shall remain nameless but is from the Northwest is a master at the fake phone call even though he’s been caught at least twice as the phone rang when he was “speaking” into it.

    1. Frilly Keane

      That happened to The Turk at a singles night in a trendy Mt Merrion Supermarket back in the day

      Effin eejit is probably still blushing

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