Minister Howlin's response to the Cardiff affair

Brendan Howlin’s reaction to the Cardiff scandal.

Well, the Government made a decision, I have known Kevin since I went into the department.

He is a most competent, able, courteous and diligent public servant.

He has been involved his whole life in the public service. The Government has made the recommendation.

Our understanding from the soundings we’ve heard back is that there is no resistance to his appointment.

We expect it to go through in the normal way.


Kevin is a fine fellow, we’re on first name terms.

The Government has made a decision and there’s obviously no objection to that decision.

Yes, the peasants are making some noise, as they do, but that can be safely ignored.