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    Default Keaveney sacked from Oireachtas Committees

    Colm Keaveney has today been removed from three Oireachtas Committees by Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore.

    "Mr Keaveney - who lost the whip after voting against part of the Social Welfare Bill - has lost his positions on the Public Accounts, European Union Affairs and Transport Committees."
    Link http://www.facebook.com/ConnachtTribune?ref=stream

    Is this the usual practice, or just vindictive?
    If it is usual practice, what took Eamon so long to put the boot in?

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    So much for a new way of doing politics.
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    Keaveney is a politican with backbone unlike the other yes men in Labour. You are either in or out of the Labour/FG gravy train and this was always on the cards.

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    Did Gilmore finally do it his way!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagel View Post
    what took Eamon so long to put the boot in?
    The Keaveney story is a bit stale now. Most people never cared or have forgotten about him. Dumping him from these committees would have made big headlines a month ago. Now it'll make a few waves on this site, and that's probably it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy horse 6 View Post
    Keaveney is a politican with backbone unlike the other yes men in Labour.
    It's difficult to look at the timeline of his actions around the budget and think he was being entirely selfless.

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    Gilmore is a vindictive Stalinist control freak. The Student Prince has become MacBeth.
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    Can anyone else imagine Labour backbenchers being offered future junior ministries and plum party jobs to keep obeying the whip and saying their piece on Vincent Browne?

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    Any word on Tobin's committee place?

    I presume SF are not adopting the same policy as Labour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesiac View Post
    Can anyone else imagine Labour backbenchers being offered future junior ministries and plum party jobs to keep obeying the whip and saying their piece on Vincent Browne?
    I can!

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