Help. I’m a Minister. Get me outta here!!

Martin Mansergh, who’s only been a Minister for five minutes; Conor Lenihan and Sean Power who’ve been there a good bit longer have all said that “they would be willing to relinquish their roles for the good of the country“. Why? To save the country money, and presumably provide leadership in terms of the seemingly inevitable public service cuts coming down the line… But that then begs the question: if it is so easy to do without them now, what on earth were they doing of any significant value before?

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty