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Don't mention the (coalition) war... Enda's foot soldiers may lose their leader

Published 13/06/2014 | 02:30

The Government was compared to Hitler in the Seanad yesterday
The Government was compared to Hitler in the Seanad yesterday

ENDA'S ears must've been only scorched off the sides of his head, given the fusillade of dog's abuse hurled at him from the vicinity of the Upper House yesterday.

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The bad lads of the Third Reich had nothing on the Taoiseach and his government – who also had about their collective person the whiff of Communist Russia.

And given the day that was in it (with the World Cup kicking off in Brazil), suitable sporting metaphors were invoked, too. The government was "like a child who doesn't get its own way on a football field, so it picks up its ball and goes home," declared Paschal Mooney. "You've made a complete and utter balls of it," declared former Labour senator, James Heffernan, whose severe beard and bristly belligerence brought to mind none other than Kerry football hero Paul Galvin.

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