Pat Rabbitte: Filibuster and paralysis on new Dáil’s horizon
Ireland is not Denmark, and our politicians are not as nuanced as our European cousins in the art of compromise
I wish the new government a fair wind. If we are to consolidate and spread the recovery, the govrnment will need the wind at its back. If necessity is the mother of invention, this minority government is indeed novel. Novelty, however, is no guarantee of durability.
For the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, the new government is a proud achievement. It is also a deserved accomplishment by an honest politician who has taken more than his share...
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