Great walks with Paschal Dono­hoe

The Irish Times - Business - - INTERVIEW -

Gov­ern­ment “news ser­vice” Mer­rionStreet.ie has been work­ing over­time fol­low­ing Min­is­ter for Fi­nance and Pub­lic Ex­pen­di­ture and Re­form around the cor­ri­dors of power. Here are some Paschal Dono­hoe spe­cials they have treated us to this week.

1 Lever arch stroll: The Min­is­ter, armed with a thick blue file, is filmed mak­ing the jour­ney from his of­fice to Cabi­net to seek ap­proval for the bud­get.

2 San­guine de­scent: Dono­hoe, sur­rounded by the cast of Veep, skips down the stair­case as he leaves his of­fice for a pre-bud­get pho­to­call out­side Gov­ern­ment Build­ings.

3 Too late to back out now: The next part of the story is dis­ap­point­ingly told via still im­ages rather than video, as the Min­is­ter crosses the cob­bles and hap­pily reaches the as­sem­bled me­dia.

4 Dirty job: Dono­hoe is ush­ered into a post-bud­get press con­fer­ence, though his face sug­gests he’d just as eas­ily be at home with a good book.

5 Mon­trose stride: It’s the morn­ing af­ter the bud­get day be­fore, and Paschal looks cheery as he does a solo race up the steps of RTÉ ra­dio cen­tre for the an­nual phone-in.

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