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Minister: There's a new optimism around Labour, people are prepared to listen to us again

Super junior minister Ged Nash had plenty to say when he sat down with TheJournal.ie at our offices in Dublin this week…

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FOR SOME, GERALD ‘GED’ Nash was the surprise pick for the coveted super junior minister role in the reshuffle last July.

The Labour TD was first elected to the Dáil for the Louth constituency in 2011 and has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the Cabinet position.

Before his promotion, Nash sat on the high-profile Public Accounts Committee and now holds the role of junior minister for small business and collective bargaining at the Department of Jobs – a role with ”a lot of meat” in it as he told TheJournal.ie at our offices in Dublin this week.

There were plenty of other interesting snippets from the wide-ranging interview including:

  • What he made of Pat Rabbitte’s comments about the inexperience of new ministers
  • Whether he regrets signing the motion of no confidence in Eamon Gilmore hours before the ex-tánaiste resigned. 
  • Why Labour won’t be calling for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment now 
  • And why he thinks Sinn Féin are “essentially economically illiterate”

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For the full interview, watch the video above. 

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