Saturday September 26, 2020

PDs grin and bear it

Michael McDowell and the PDs took the least uncomfortable of two unpalatable choices, writes Political Correspondent Pat Leahy.

7th October, 2006

The merry-go round spun violently for the Progressive Democrats all week, but eventually came to a halt with the coalition government uncomfortably intact.

As talks on the future of the coalition government between Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Tanaiste Michael McDowell continue this weekend, senior sources in both parties expressed the belief that an adequate working relationship between the two men would be re-established, and they would face the Dail together on Tuesday.

However, the strong...

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