Fionnan Sheahan: Plenty of scope for an autumn of discontent in coalition ranks
After 16 months, the Coalition is beginning to feel the strain, with a range of issues causing flashpoints.
Following their final Cabinet meeting yesterday morning before a six-week break , ministers will be able to cool off after tensions simmered over recent weeks.
Putting a brave face on it, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the relationship between the coalition partners was "excellent". Yet he still acknowledged the physical strains on serving in Government during such a difficult period for the country.