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    Keeping It In The Family: New FG TD Kate O'Connell Appoints Sister to €49k Job

    Newly elected FG TD for Dublin Bay South Kate O'Connell has appointed her sister to a lucrative position of Parliamentary Secretary with a salary of €49,000.

    She conducted a sham recruitment process, receiving 25 applications for the role, "whittling it down to 5" and after interviewing these people, her sister Theresa Newman emerged as the winner.

    Ms O'Connell insisted her sister was the best person for the role having worked on her campaigns and having media contacts given her position as a former journalist.

    Another new FG TD, Maria Bailey, hired her father and Fine Gael councillor John Bailey to share the same position with a FG councillor as her Parliamentary Secretary. Ms Bailey did not conduct a sham recruitment process.

    FG have issued guidance to their TDs urging them not to appoint relatives to such positions and a party source told the Irish Independent that it was "unfortunate" that the pair had opted to hire family members due to the "public perception" it created.

    Revealed: FG TDs appoint relatives as their Dáil assistants - Independent.ie
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    It might probably create two jobs elsewhere.
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    O no Kate.The seeds of your own defeat have just been sown.
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    Let's be honest her ma would have clipped her ears if she'd hadn't...
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    Not good. So much for a new way of doing things, especially from a younger, new TD.
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    Is this the South Dublin version of how the Healy-Raes work?
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    it was all above board like
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    Quote Originally Posted by locke View Post
    Is this the South Dublin version of how the Healy-Raes work?
    No, the Healey-Raes actually work and damn hard. Mind you if that young wan had a brush with a cow it might knock some sense into her!

    New politics and where is Enda for a comment of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by locke View Post
    Is this the South Dublin version of how the Healy-Raes work?
    Will she deliver as much as they have?
    If so what is the South Dublin equivalent of potholes?

    Bilingual & bisexual litter bins quoting Joyce?
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    Those female quotas are really delivering some new politics.
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