Tuesday 21 February 2017

Voters may look in vain for a party of basic competence

Published 02/05/2014 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore.

On the desk of every politician should stand a little notice carrying a warning. It could read, "the buck stops here" or, "it's the economy, stupid". Better still, it could bring a message which is particularly apt for members and supporters of coalition governments: "No squabbling in public."

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Fine Gael and Labour have disobeyed that injunction and will suffer for it.

They have fallen out, openly, over water charges, specifically a standing charge of €50.

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