Five Ministerial resignations, of retirees (Harney, Ahern, Killeen, Dempsey) plus Martin, and five new appointments, within weeks of a General Elections, will leave Government Departments effectively decapitated, so that a few back benchers re-election chances can be boosted.
The cynicism of the move, bad if the country was in good condition, but reckless in a time of crisis, is almost beyond belief.
Paul Gogarty has come out on his website and on RTE 1 this morning saying so in strong terms.
Gormley has met Cowen this morning, according to RTE. The Green Party PP this morning should be interesting.