Coalition's one chance to change the narrative

It's not who gets the jobs that counts. Most people don't care about that. It's what they do that matters.

13th July, 2014
Enda Kenny and Joan Burton outside Government Buildings Picture: Feargal Ward.

So this is it - Enda and Joan's big roll of the dice. This is their shot at changing the narrative of decline that surrounds their administration, their chance to save the coalition, to give themselves a chance at re-election in 18 months' time. So what are we to make of it?

As the Taoiseach has often privately observed, Irish reshuffles often end in disaster and, with this in mind, Kenny trod a middle way, carefully,...

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