Kathleen Barrington Resigns as Special Advisor to Joan Burton
Kathleen Barrington has confirmed via her phone answering message that she no longer works for the Department of Social Protection. While she doesn't give her reasons and the job undoubtedly has its arduous aspects, it would be difficult not to speculate that the prospect of involvement with extremely unpalatable budget 2013 decisions might be a factor in her decision.
Kathleen Barrington is a highly regarded journalist in these parts. I hope that her move will mean that we will be reading her work again soon.
“ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
— Jean-Paul Sartre