Wednesday November 25, 2020

The zombie coalition staggers on

Yesterday, the Fine Gael-led minority government marked its first anniversary in office. But it exists only because it has to, and its absence of energy is reflected in how few things it is getting done in Leinster House

7th May, 2017
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Towards the end of the 70 long days that it took to form this government last year, Enda Kenny arrived at Government Buildings and told the Independent Alliance: “Now, folks, we’re going to have to make a decision here.”

The moment was recalled by Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran last week and, as his fellow Independent Alliance TDs like to remind us, the choice facing them was not really a choice.

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