August can be a wicked month in politics. We are always taken by surprise because it is holiday time and high summer. Even the begrudgers concede that politicians are entitled to a holiday. The lobbyists, advocates and NGOs are themselves on leave.
Even the builders traditionally take their holidays in August although, in Ireland, most of them have been on leave since about 2009.
After a gruelling general election campaign and the seemingly endless pas de...
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