Ivan Yates: Voters have just signed up for years of harsh medicine
FOUNDATIONS for a National Government will be laid today. With almost a 30-seat majority, many constituencies will have no opposition TD.
Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore have less than a week before next Sunday's Labour Party conference to procure a five-year Programme for Government.
This tight timetable and the context of a national economic emergency will be used to paper over the cracks of contradictions within their respective party manifestos.