Thursday 8 December 2016

Fionnan Sheahan: Plenty of scope for an autumn of discontent in coalition ranks

Published 25/07/2012 | 17:00

After 16 months, the Coalition is beginning to feel the strain, with a range of issues causing flashpoints.

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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.

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