This article reignited a thought I've had many times since we found ourselves in financial difficulties. We are constantly being told by the politicians we'll have to do more for less, work longer in our lives, pay more taxes for less services... etc.
Why is it then that 15 Ministers with all their staff in their Departments and all their expensive advisors cannot do what needs to be done ?
I think it's time to stick to the 15 Ministers as set out in the Constitution. It would send out an important signal....
Francis Fitzgerald seems to be in a world of her own and not realise she's actually in Government. Kathleen Lynch recently announced a new appointment only to be corrected by the HSE as they were still interviewing for the role. It will be interesting to see if she was on the money with that one....
Children’s Minister ‘constantly amazed’ at lack of basic services“IF YOU HAVE been sexually abused, you don’t need help in nine months time or two years. You need help immediately.”
In a recent broad-ranging interview, TheJournal.ie asked Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald about waiting lists for therapy and counselling services for young victims of sexual abuse.
She said she was “constantly amazed” by the lack of basic services in Ireland after years of being a relatively rich country.
Asked about current austerity measures and their impact on already vulnerable children, the Minister said it was something that government needs to be “extremely sensitive” about every time there is a budgetary decision that impacts on children and families.
Surely we should be getting rid of this €130,000 post as there is no Constitutional requirement to have Junior Ministers ?