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Watch: 'The Labour presence in transport has been important,' - Alan Kelly.

What is it like being a Labour junior Minister with a Fine Gael cabinet minister? Alan Kelly told

Alan Kelly and Leo Varadkar working together.
Alan Kelly and Leo Varadkar working together.
Image: Photocall Ireland

AS THE MINISTER of State at the Department of Transport, Alan Kelly is surrounded by Fine Gael ministers.

With Michael Ring on one side and Leo Varadkar on the other, does feel like he is ploughing a lone furrow?

“There’s always going to be a certain amount of friction when you’re in coalition,” he says.

He says that the parties obviously have different priorities, but he says that the Labour presence in transport has ensured a protection of societal concerns.

“But, at the end of the day, we’re a national government.”

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