Last week’s motion of no confidence in health minister Mary Harney was the second occasion in two months that ministers had rallied to defend a colleague in the Dail.
In late September, opposition parties welcomed the government back from holidays with a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Last week, it was Harney’s turn.
No confidence motions are a doubled-edged sword for the opposition. While such motions earn them...
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