Plenty on their plates
The new Dáil session will be one of the most challenging for a government faced with financial crises, industrial unrest, legislative delay, inter-party conflict and an increasingly hostile public
The Dáil resumes this week after its Easter break, with little reprieve expected for a government that has just a slim majority and enjoys a record low level of popularity in the polls.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen will face his wary backbenchers on Tuesday, having promised to improve his communications strategy and to ‘reach out’ to a public that is angry about billions of euro being poured into the banking sector while public services...
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