Tuesday 24 January 2017

This election might not be only about money in the pocket

Published 09/01/2016 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Tom Burke
Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Tom Burke

Is the General Election all about the economy? Or, will other key issues threaten the status quo? It is time to examine what could go wrong for Kenny, Burton & Co.

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Politics is many things - but it is rarely neat. The Government really hopes to fight the General Election on straight economic issues related to work and incomes.

But what if that supposition is at least partly wrong? What about the growing view that the long-suffering Irish people will see economic recovery as an opportunity "to shop around for political alternatives"?

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