Sleepless nights for uneasy bedfellows

The resignations of Willie O’Dea, Déirdre de Búrca and Trevor Sargent have exposed a few more of the cracks in the unity of the coalition governments

27th February, 2010

When Fianna Fáilers and some of the Greens chortled themselves silly a fortnight ago about the resignation of George Lee - and the resurrection of the debate about Enda Kenny’s leadership of Fine Gael that it triggered - they had no idea what was about to follow.

A sequence of events would soon unfold which would threaten the future of the coalition government.

First, Déirdre de Búrca finally made good on...

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