It wasn't a quiet Sunday to begin with. The newspapers were full of stories about a looming cabinet showdown on the long-running penalty points controversy which had bedevilled the coalition government in recent months. ''Coalition in crisis headlines blared from the newsstands. Ministers and officials were already working to avoid a damaging split at cabinet.
A few days earlier, transport minister Leo Varadkar had set off the chain of events by calling for Callinan...
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