Matt Cooper: A House Of Cards

Matt Cooper: A House Of Cards

Government will collapse under weight of inherent contradictions

Never has an Irish government taken office with such low expectations and so little support, both within the Dáil and outside. Friday’s farcical proceedings that, belatedly, brought about the re-election of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach and the instalment of a Fine Gael/independent minority coalition government only emphasised what critics have been warning for weeks: the construct of this latest government edifice is rotten.

Here’s a safe prediction: It will collapse under...

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