The new Irish government has announced the appointment of Joe Lennon
as government press secretary. His key role will be to act as a contact
between the press and the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern. Lennon previously
worked at the department of finance as press officer to Ruairi Quinn.
He joined the government information service in 1981 as a press officer
and has worked in the departments of industry and commerce, and enterprise