The gloves are on for electoral scrap

The Dáil limped to a fractious end of term last week, with the leaders of the opposition levelling increasingly bitter and personal charges against the Taoiseach and his ministers.

2nd July, 2005

The Dáil limped to a fractious end of term last week, with the leaders of the opposition levelling increasingly bitter and personal charges against the Taoiseach and his ministers. This was more than end-of-term crankiness - it was a sign of what is to come in politics over the next two years.

The Taoiseach was directly and personally accused of lying in the Dáil several times last week: on his government's handling of...

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