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White-knuckle ride ahead for fraught Coalition

Aine Kerr

Published 25/02/2010 | 05:00

INTENT on retaining power, Taoiseach Brian Cowen is hurtling down the equivalent of an ever-twisting bobsleigh trek with its razor-sharp curves.

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Failure to successfully navigate a turn could bring his Government down in an instant.

But unlike with a typical bobsleigh team in the Winter Olympics, the conditions needed for the mammoth team effort required to confront 15 sharp curves -- unconditional trust, cooperation and communication -- are now absent.

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