Shane Coleman: After a winter of discontent, the bloody autumn of the long knives
A BRUTALLY tough Budget, sparking fears of a backbench revolt. Speculation about a cabinet reshuffle in the autumn. Governments change but politics, it seems, remains the same.
Time will tell whether Enda Kenny will ultimately embark on the kind of radical cabinet reshuffle that Brian Cowen was urged to do, but never quite managed.
Cabinet reshuffles rarely succeed in improving the image of a government. History, though, is littered with examples of them going spectacularly wrong.