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    Default Harney, Ahern, Dempsey & Kileen resignations to block Greens opposition to reshuffle

    Politics.ie covered Harney's resignation: (http://www.politics.ie/current-affai...-expected.html) And the resignations of Ahern, Dempsey and Kileen: (http://www.politics.ie/current-affai...t-defence.html)

    This was the statement at 10.55pm tonight after Mary Harney's resignation was confirmed just after 9pm....

    Taoiseach Receives Letters of Resignation from Ministers Dermot Ahern, Noel Dempsey and Tony Kileen.

    The Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. wishes to confirm that he has tonight received letters of resignation as Government Ministers from Deputies Dermot Ahern, Noel Dempsey and Tony Kileen.

    In accordance with the Constitution the Taoiseach will submit these letters of resignation to the President with a recommendation that they be accepted.
    The Irish Times are reporting that these resignations are taking place to prevent Green Party opposition to a reshuffle.

    As Stephen Collins and Harry McGee write in this morning's Irish Times:

    The move is designed to enable Mr Cowen thwart efforts by the Green Party to block the reshuffle.
    Four Ministers quit to allow Cabinet reshuffle - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 20, 2011

    No Greens are to be included in the reshuffle, and Gormley is reported to have expressed concerns about the reshuffle.

    He said that if the reshuffle was to happen the Greens would insist that it could not delay the holding of the general election by the end of March.

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    And they'll bend over and take it like the wimps they are.

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    The Greens would seriously want to grow a pair and pull out, but of course the reality is that they won't do that being the gutless shower that they are.

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    Normally I would refer to this as a farce, but I fear farce happened long ago and we are now on the sixth film in a series of farces and the joke stopped being funny about the second film.

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    Gogarty just tweeted that the President doesn't have to accept the resignations.

    "She doesn't have to accept dissolution, so why resignations? She might help the T out by doing so."

    The thick plotens...
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    Hopefully everyone making phone calls to the Aras is maintaining a mature recollection of what was said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
    Politics.ie covered Harney's resignation: (http://www.politics.ie/current-affai...-expected.html) And the resignations of Ahern, Dempsey and Kileen: (http://www.politics.ie/current-affai...t-defence.html)

    This was the statement at 10.55pm tonight after Mary Harney's resignation was confirmed just after 9pm....



    The Irish Times are reporting that these resignations are taking place to prevent Green Party opposition to a reshuffle.

    As Stephen Collins and Harry McGee write in this morning's Irish Times:



    Four Ministers quit to allow Cabinet reshuffle - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 20, 2011

    No Greens are to be included in the reshuffle, and Gormley is reported to have expressed concerns about the reshuffle.
    GORMLEY: Man-to-Man I speak; you have one play only left to make. You should have made it months ago. I suggested as such to close friends and members of your party. Do now what 2,000,000+ Irish people beg you to do, end this mockery.

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    Gogarty is wrong

    Article 13

    1. 1° The President shall, on the nomination of Dáil Éireann, appoint the Taoiseach, that is, the head of the Government or Prime Minister.

    2° The President shall, on the nomination of the Taoiseach with the previous approval of Dáil Éireann, appoint the other members of the Government.

    The President shall, on the advice of the Taoiseach, accept the resignation or terminate the appointment of any member of the Government.

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    This is beyond a farce!!

    Really and truly the greens are beyond a joke of a party!

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    gormley said nothing on the news tonight, he lies for them, and for himself so often.
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