Wednesday April 1, 2020

Fianna Fáil must rely on events

Martin’s troops may be pushing for an election, but it could prove as difficult to scupper this government as it was to form it

8th April, 2018

This sandcastle government has proven to be more durable than many thought possible in May 2016. The notion that a government propped up by the opposition and comprising some chalk-and-cheese independents would be able to govern seemed far-fetched. And yet it has had its moments, aided by an economy that was in recovery before it came to office.

The government has also had its failures, housing output being the most disappointing. Now, as Fianna Fáil reshuffles...

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