Cabinet ministers should have their Garda drivers reinstated immediately. The decision on ministers losing this security detail was taken during the height of the recession.
Admittedly money saving efforts were occurring everywhere but this one was an example of gesture politics that needs now to be reversed.
We have some of the most accessible politicians in the world, if you don’t meet them on the street you’ll see them at a funeral or can pop along to one of their constituency clinics — this includes government ministers.
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