Harney was suc a success in the Department of Health, somebody got in quick and appointed her to the board of a health company to utilise those skills and unique insights.
Clearly a taxpayer funded pension of 130,000 a year needs bolstering and hubby came in handy getting another jolly for her.
From the Sindo article:
Cara is a new health technology firm developing services for chronic disease suffers. It was started by boffins from Trinity's computer science school and "international thought leaders within primary healthcare", its website says.
Ward Biotech is an animal health research spinout from University College Dublin.
She is also enjoying the speaking engagement circuit. She said: "I spoke at a recent surgeons' conference in New York on my experience as a health minister and in Berlin on the Irish pharma sector."
Board opportunities also beckon. "People like a mix on a board and women are viewed as bringing particular benefits."
In April, Ms Harney joined the board of car fleet insurer Euro Insurances, an Irish subsidiary of Dutch insurance giant Leaseplan, where her husband Brian Geoghegan is believed to be involved. Finance adviser IFG's boss Gary Owens is fellow director.
Is she being appointed because she is a woman or because she occupied the health portfolio in the worst government in irish history?