New government forced to bear the unbearable

All the opposition’s bluster about how to deal with our crippling debt has turned to grim acceptance since they have come to power and Europe has laid down the law

2nd April, 2011

The realities of high office at a time of unprecedented difficulty for the country haven’t been long coming for the new government.

For a brief moment, it looked gloriously different. Enda Kenny’s swanking around the avenues of New York and Washington, flashing his wide-eyed, 100-watt smile, was rapturously received, and signalled that a new leadership had at last replaced the tired, stressed faces of an old guard that hung on for far, far...

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