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Praying for a Bobby Ewing moment

Is the possible make-up of the next Dáil just a bad dream?

1st February, 2015
Pat Rabbitte

It is Easter Sunday 2016 and Taoiseach Enda Kenny takes the salute at the GPO. By any standards, it is a historic occasion. Kenny has presided over a government elected in the most tumultuous economic times in the state’s history. That government has survived its full term and has succeeded in pulling the country back from the brink. And yet the normally upbeat Taoiseach was in sombre mood.

He knew that the 33rd Dáil...

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