Monday January 20, 2020

The balls that just keep on bouncing back

Having put off some difficult decisions last year, the government partners are about to find themselves at loggerheads on a number of issues, writes Pat Leahy.

13th October, 2012
Kicking to touch: the government has delayed dealing with some key issues but many can no longer be avoided. Photo: Sportsfile

Eamon de Valera is reputed to have said that the two games that most suited the Irish temperament were hurling and rugby. It nicely reconciled Dev's attachment to all things Gaelic and his schooling by the Holy Ghost Fathers at Blackrock College. There might be something in it, too, though the two games are about as different as you could get.

With its sizeable representation of private schoolboys, the cabinet is at least as well...

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