Monday 22 January 2018

D'Arcy tight lipped on junior ministry rumours

By Esther Hayden

Recently elected Gorey TD Michael D'Arcy refused to be drawn about speculation that he may be given a Junior Ministry role this week.

Political pundits have tipped Deputy D'Arcy for a Junior Ministry in the newly formed minority government. While some of the appointments to the cabinet were announced last Friday, the remainder of the positions won't be formally announced until tomorrow, Wednesday.

However despite the speculation Deputy D'Arcy remained tight lipped about his promotion prospects. 'Getting a ministerial role isn't the reason I went into politics. I went into politics to give people a hand out in their day to day lives and to try and help people.

'Obviously it would be very flattering if I was being considered by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, for a role but I don't know if that is the case of not.'

Despite his coyness Deputy D'Arcy said that if he were offered a ministry, he would be more than happy to accept it. Given his high profile work on the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry Committee, it is possible the Deputy D'Arcy could be in the mix for a junior ministry in the Department of Finance.

However his chances could be hindered by geography as Wexford already has a junior minister in Deputy Kehoe.

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