Saturday February 22, 2020

6 good reasons for Leo Varadkar not to call a snap general election

Any public sense that the Taoiseach was being smart or politically opportunistic in staging an unprovoked repudiation of the three-budget deal with Fianna Fáil could well blow up in Varadkar’s face

2nd September, 2018

With an impending presidential election on Friday October 26, a very real question arises as to whether Leo Varadkar might be tempted to seek an early dissolution of the 32nd Dáil.

There are many reasons why some think he might be tempted to do so.

First, the economy is doing well. Unemployment is low; employment is at record levels. The cranes are on the skyline. The exchequer is close to running a surplus next...

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