Leaders are important in politics.
Who are the candidates for Taoiseach? The leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. But who is the leader of the left?
On March 9, 2011, Enda Kenny was elected Taoiseach on a vote of 117 to 27. Last Tuesday, the Dáil voted confidence in him by 94-52. Governing in the age of austerity has exacted a heavy toll.
In the months after the general election, Kenny’s approval ratings were at 53 per cent; last week, an Irish Times poll put them at 31 per cent.
There are obvious reasons for the drastic reduction in Kenny’s majority and his...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account
How the programme for government will shape housing
Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development
Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt
The United States cannot defeat the pandemic like a military foe but it can learn from looking back at its post-war economic recovery