But what has come to pass has been far worse than anyone could have predicted. The worst fears of backbench TDs some weeks back were surpassed as the latest developments came close to collapsing the minority government and left the authority of an already weakened Taoiseach seriously undermined.
While the coalition seems to have been pulled back from the brink, for now, events of recent days have left acrimony within cabinet and bad blood between...
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