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Leaders questioned -- who wins and loses in a lacklustre season

It was for many a year of political indifference -- but it ended with a post-Troika bang, writes John Drennan

Published 29/12/2013 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams
Lucinda Creighton

CHARLES Dickens, in A Tale of Two Cities, famously described Revolutionary France as existing in "the worst of times" and the "best of times" where "we had everything before us, we had nothing before us".

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They may make for a set of unlikely Robespierres, but as the Coalition passed its meridian, Ireland appears to be experiencing a great age of equivocation.

We might have exited the bondage of the bailout and tempered the Anglo Irish Bank reparations, but the citizens responded with indifference rather than fireworks.

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