Sunday February 23, 2020

Pat Rabbitte: Novelty of TDs clamouring not to be in government

In the last 40 years, I cannot recall when a political party has attracted the same criticism as Labour

3rd April, 2016
No party’s brand has been as badly damaged by coalition as Labour’s – and that makes other small parties gun shy Pic: Rollingnews.ie

It’s back to government formation after the party. And a hell of a party it was. A week of commemoration that was well judged, imaginative, evocative and respectful. RTÉ and the artistic community did the country proud.

And now back to Dáil Éireann where, for the first time in our parliamentary history, there are more deputies endeavouring not to be in government than there are politicians striving to attain office. Against the...

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