Great walks with Paschal Donohoe
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.