Wednesday September 30, 2020

Brendan Howlin: Stalled out with the ‘do-nothing’ coalition

At a time when leadership is needed more than ever, we’re not getting the proactive ‘new politics’ we deserve

14th August, 2016
A government that would strive for consensus across political lines. That was the promise when Enda Kenny went into power 100 days ago Pic: RollingNews.ie

New politics was the promise. A government that would strive for consensus across political lines. That would be free of ideology and put the needs of the Irish people first. Exactly 100 days after Enda Kenny was re-elected as Taoiseach, that promise looks to be a tawdry one.

For the first time in the history of independent Ireland, a six-month period passed without a single piece of legislation being enacted by the Dáil. Sure, there were...

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