Bertie Ahern's Cabinet briefing papers June/July 2002

Part of an ongoing process. These are the Cabinet briefing papers for then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern for June and July 2002. It covers issues such as FOI reform, Nice 2 and the IFI.

In relation to the benchmarking process in 2002, I thought this particular passage particularly interesting, as to how governments try to manage the message:


And in relation to the Sheedy Affair:


And in relation to proposed FOI reform, a subject this blog is focussed on:


Here are the notes in full:



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  1. Note that the prospective Garda promotions from inspector to superintendent were placed 8th and 9th at interview. One would have to wonder if it was political allegiance that placed them 1st and 2nd for promotion?

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