Thursday 27 April 2017

FG minister under fire but Labour is hit

The junior coalition partner suffered the most as the Opposition took aim over the GSOC debacle, writes John Drennan

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
John Drennan

John Drennan

A WEEK, at the best of times, can be a long time in politics – but for the current Coalition the evolution of the obscure GSOC 'bother' into the first visceral domestic crisis to strike at the heart of this administration must have felt like a month.

The Opposition, in contrast, was buoyant at the rare delight, after almost three years of confused impotence, of securing a hit a very palpable [political] hit'.

In fact, such an analysis probably understates the extent of the damage – for more hits were inflicted on the Coalition than you would see in The Godfather.

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