Political paralysis

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Enda Kenny Pic: Maura Hickey

Legislative logjams, cracks in Cabinet and a government constantly looking over its shoulder

In a packed, stifling government press centre last Tuesday, Simon Coveney spent more than an hour outlining to the media, politicians and stakeholders the finer details of a policy that will define this government.

The action plan for housing and homelessness was, Coveney said, the “best example of new politics working since the election”. But Fianna Fáil housing spokesperson Barry Cowen wasn’t so positive a short time later, standing on the Leinster House plinth....

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