from agnes abroad in the coachman's inn;
Mary Coughlan, Tanaiste and minister for jobs. Qualification? Educated Ursuline Convent, Sligo and UCD (B.Soc.Sci). Full time public representative and former social worker; source FF. That's it. Social Worker. Plenty of work for social workers in North Dublin.
Her favourite quote? "'Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance". Maybe the sentence is too long for her to read.
Willie O'Dea, Minister for forgetting. Qualification? UCD and Kings Inns and the Institute of Certified Accountants (BCL, LLM, BL, Certified Accountant). Are lawyers and accountants people we can rely on? Could just as well be a qualified Bishop. Lies, Lies, Lies.
Brian Cowen, Top Dog. Qualification? They also serve who stand and wait.