Ireland reacts with shock, comedy and GIFs as new Minister for Sport unveiled
It took a long bloody time but we have a government again... once they get back from their break on May 17.
Enda Kenny is An Taoiseach and there are a few Independents in the cabinet to keep Fine Gael from crowing too much about recoveries.
One of the biggest shocks on the day was the appointment of Independent TD Shane Ross as Minister for Sport. Oh, and while he's at it, Transport and Tourism.
No bother, just barge in on Monday morning [or Tuesday week] and dump a load of bright ideas into the empty IN-BOX of the nearest civil servant.
Minister Ross takes over from Minister Michael Ring and will have a butt-load of tasks once he gets his legs under the desk.
The reaction to appointment of the 66-year-old to the role would make you proud to be Irish...
Shane Ross' appointment as Minister for Transport, Sport and Tourism is confirmed. #WTF??
— Ian O'Flynn (@ioflynn) May 6, 2016
And Shane Ross gets Sport in his portfolio? He looks the sporty type alright pic.twitter.com/UUzDLMlb1q
— Ciaran (@ciarancreagh) May 6, 2016
He's going to 'tank'
Shane Ross- Min. for Sport. 😅 pic.twitter.com/DVGSx9CJOE
— Philip McGillycuddy (@philmackick) May 6, 2016
Francis fears the worst
Already Shane Ross is regarding "Sport" as a mere footnote in his duties. This country has pathetic consideration for this area #Dail
— Frɑncis Creɑven (@FCr_91) May 6, 2016
Hoping for the best, preparing for something a little less ambitious
Interesting to see how Shane Ross approaches sport over the coming months. Can't see him getting much to spend.
— Conor Meany (@conormeany) May 6, 2016
Still got it
Minister for Sport Shane Ross gets ready for Over-75s five-a-side on Craggy Island. pic.twitter.com/ahLSUikpq4
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) May 6, 2016
That was as positive as it got
Great to have former county GAA man, former international athlete, Shels fan & general sport nut, Shane Ross, in as Min of Sport. Oh wait...
— Jeremy Lyons (@Jeremy_P_Lyons) May 6, 2016
Well, we live in hope.
Fare well Minister. Fare well.