Dáil return will raise the political temperature

From abortion to Croke Park, the coalition faces several make or break issues in the coming months, writes Pat Leahy.

13th April, 2013
Eamon Gilmore and Enda Kenny: this year is likely to represent a make-or-break year for the coalition party. Photo: PA

Although much of the public may take little or no notice of what actually happens in the Dáil, when the parliament is in recess the pace of political activity is noticeably slower. But that pace will pick up this week, when the Dáil returns from its two-week Easter break.

Among people at the very centre of government, there is a feeling that this year is the make-or-break year for the coalition....

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