The Dáil's new session didn't have the best of starts last week, kicking-off with gloomy forecasts of a new EU/IMF bailout by year-end and news of almost a thousand redundancies in the banking sector.
Revenue's ham-fisted tax clampdown on private pensions also helped put the government on the back foot.
With opposition to the new household charge ramping up, the exit of some 7,000 public servants from the system needed by early...
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