The ink was barely dry on the warrant appointing him Taoiseach before Micheál Martin was coming under criticism for his cabinet appointees.
And not just for those in his party he didn’t give senior portfolios to – like Dara Calleary, Jim O’Callaghan, Thomas Byrne and Anne Rabbitte.
Seven members of the cabinet come from just three constituencies.
Cavan-Monaghan TD Heather Humphreys has been reappointed to Cabinet as Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Affairs and the islands.
She’s now one of the longest serving Fine Gael Ministers since first appointed to Cabinet in 2014 as Arts Minister.
Carrickmacross is one of the most well represented towns in the country with four Oireachtas members.
Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin has been appointed Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Her brother, former Carrickmacross Councillor, Vincent P Martin has been appointed to the Seanad and her husband, Francis Noel Duffy was elected as a TD in February.
Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy is also from the town and is now one of only two opposition Oireachtas members in Cavan-Monaghan.