Thursday 27 April 2017

We're just one more stumble away from an unwanted general election

Opinion polls are suggesting more woes to come for Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny’s party. Photo: Getty
Opinion polls are suggesting more woes to come for Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny’s party. Photo: Getty
John Downing

John Downing

We are just one more political stumble away from a general election that nobody much wants. Just because nobody - but nobody - wants an election any time soon does not mean our politicians have the skills to avoid it.

For more than four years, An Garda Síochána has been stricken by controversy surrounding clearly well-founded allegations from Sgt Maurice McCabe.

This past week, the Government announced a third fully fledged inquiry into allegations that senior elements of the force had set out to wrongly vilify and defame Sgt McCabe.

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