How will Kenny respond to the electorate?
A mid-term kicking has the potential to turn into a long-term disaster if not handled in the correct way, writes Pat Leahy.
There is always a danger of over-interpreting the significance of individual political events in their immediate aftermath, but even with caution in mind, last weekend's referendum result seems like an important moment in the life of the coalition.
The Seanad defeat is neither the greatest disaster to befall the government, nor is it something that it can sensibly ignore. Rather it is a mid-term setback. Lots of governments recover from mid-term setbacks to be re-elected....
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