Testing times ahead for Fine Gael’s choirboys
In a confidence and supply arrangement, the needs of the disadvantaged can slip down a government’s list of priorities
This is no country for old men. Like it or not, the choirboys are firmly in charge now. Gone are Kenny, Noonan, Hogan, Shatter and Fitzgerald. The torch has passed to a new generation.
If the economy is still the barometer of electoral expectations, then it looks like coming up roses for the new generation. The harvest of taxes for 2017 is the highest on record. There are more than two million people at work...
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