Pat Leahy: The government shouldn’t get carried away yet

Pat Leahy: The government shouldn’t get carried away yet

There are several factors that could yet derail the train to re-election

Michael Noonan has been telling them for months. The coalition is going to be re-elected, he says. Age and experience have given the Minister for Finance the perspective not to sweat the small stuff, insiders say. The big stuff, he tells them, makes re-election not certain, but increasingly likely.

The economy is thriving. Jobs are being created. Emigrants are coming home. Incomes are rising, and taxes are falling.

The opposition is not offering a coherent...

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