Ship of State drifts aimlessly, with only a makeshift government to look forward to
In the minor matter of the drifting of our ship of State, it's not seven weeks, but more like seven months, since we have had any meaningful command from the bridge.
The last time we had any real governance was on Budget day, back in October. Then, the main preoccupation was with a general election. As things turned out, Enda Kenny allowed himself to be deflected by Joan Burton, who wrong-headedly vetoed an early date.
Since then, all parties have been pretty much in full-on election mode.