Reply To: Dick Roche replaces Cullen
It’s been in the air for a while that Dick Roche was going to the Environment. His “attacks” on An Taisce, first over development at Powerscourt then over crisp bags in Tailors’ Hall, were just political strategy; a pre-emptive strike to keep the gombeens/An Taisce-haters that run rural Ireland happy (when they would hear he was going to Environment).
As Irish politicians (esp. FF) and Planning go, Roche is actually relatively enlightened.
Too right Diaspora, Cullen going to Transport is really really not funny. I can’t see the two Luas lines being linked (on-street) now, let alone the ‘figure of 8’ Luas, which i am in favour of.