Reshuffle on the horizon as Varadkar is said to be considering naming Simon Coveney as Tánaiste – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 13, 2017

Reshuffle on the horizon as Varadkar is said to be considering naming Simon Coveney as Tánaiste

Leo Varadkar maybe still coming to terms with his victory in the Fine Gael leadership contest, but it seems he has already gotten the ball rolling when it comes to his much expected cabinet reshuffle.

Mr Varadkar who is fresh off a arduous campaign has already earmarked a number of key positions to be filled and seems both his former rival Simon Coveney and current Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe could be set for a major push up the cabinet ladder.

According to reports over the weekend the new incoming Taoiseach will see that his former rival Coveney will be given the position as Tánaiste, whilst it is believed Mr Donohoe will be given greater responsibility when the departments of social protection and public expenditure merge.

Meanwhile if reports are to be believed their will be a Department swap for current Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Education Minister Richard Bruton.

It is thought that Mr Varadkar is keen to hand Mr Coveney the position of Tánaiste after his strong showing in the leadership debate, however further reports suggest that Mr Coveney would rather remain in the Housing Department.

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