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Deirdre De Burca leaving Seanad for European Commission?

December 9th, 2009 · 16 Comments · European Union, Green Party

Today’s Wicklow Times is reporting that Senator Deirdre de Burca is packing her bags and heading for Brussels to work in the cabinet of Ireland’s new European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn . Now you may remember the last time Senator de Burca hitched the parachute to her back and flew. This time she is going further afield.

I think it’s fair to say that Senator de Burca has few friends in the Wicklow Times or in Wicklow for that matter if you read the piece.

So another Seanad By-Election coming up? And a very nice €120k salary at a time when salaries here are being cut all round her? I suppose a green politician’s got to do what a green politician’s got a do given the poor poll results expected in 2012.

The Wicklow Times could be wrong but they were very much on the button the last time the Senator moved.


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