Can some "insiders" tell us what these private PR staff are actually doing? Are they working for the "boss" so that the "boss can be re-elected next time at the expenses of the tax payers or they are doing some essential/integral work for the ministry?
Ministers spend thousands on private PR - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 12, 2013
Minister for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan, who spent €41,000 hiring two staff for secretarial services, defended the practice. “It’s an allowance I use to provide jobs . . . If we take it away, they’d lose their jobs,” he said. “Many look at this cynically as parish pump politics, but I pride myself on providing a good constituency service.”