Aine Kerr: Erratic kingmakers avail of their chance to issue final shopping list
Published 26/01/2011 | 05:00
THE Government's erratic kingmakers have returned to the political stage to upset the consensus which has suddenly taken hold in the Dail.
In the aftermath of the draconian December Budget, Independent TD Michael Lowry was firmly behind the Government, saying he felt "duty bound to put the country's interests first" and save us from "irreparable reputational damage".
But with a general election now imminent, Mr Lowry yesterday intervened to declare that he and fellow Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae have "no obligation or responsibility" to support a dysfunctional government, and with it the Finance Bill.