Analysis: Helen McEntee’s handling of Dublin riots will determine her political future

There are often key decisive moments on the road to the Taoiseach’s office that provide such ingredients, and McEntee is facing one of those moments now

Helen McEntee, the justice minister, is dealing with the fallout from a violent attack in Dublin city centre last week and subsequent riots on the capital’s streets. Picture: Sam Boal

There is no doubt that Helen McEntee is under pressure following the riots in Dublin last week.

But it does not appear at this point that the justice minister’s position is under any serious threat, despite the opposition mulling a motion of no confidence, and even some backbench coalition colleagues in Fianna Fáil getting their few snipes in.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reiterated his unwavering support for McEntee during leaders questions in the Dáil today, and ...