Serious tension on abortion risks Government stability
The last thing the country needs right now is brinkmanship within the Government.
Each day brings a new twist in the fallout from Brexit which could tip Ireland back into recession. Even Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called on all parties to "don the green jersey" and make common cause on the rocky road ahead.
The Taoiseach is trying to set up an 'All-Ireland Forum' so Dublin and Belfast can deal together with the issues that straddle the Border which can suddenly become an EU-UK frontier, with the dreary prospect of customs and identity controls taking us back more than 20 years.