Bumpy flight path to the ballot box

There’s money in the kitty, but the government faces turbulence in the run-up to the election

20th September, 2015
Enda Kenny’s coalition government is facing into a challenging final few months Picture: Conor McCabe

When the coalition took office back in March 2011, it proclaimed that the Dáil would have a summer recess of “just six weeks” to help make it “fit for purpose”. But that was then. This week, TDs will be returning after a nine-week Dáil break.

Very few of them will have enjoyed the holidays given the impending general election. The government has already been trumpeting the 125,000 extra...

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