Thursday 8 December 2016

Lise Hand: Coolness between Enda and Eamon is a sign of normal politics

Published 21/01/2014 | 02:30

18/7/2013; An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD and Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, TD
18/7/2013; An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD and Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, TD
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Taoiseach hogged the limelight when the country exited the bailout last month

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So there are ominous rumblings that a few weeds have blown into Enda and Eamon's rose garden, and that the hitherto harmonious relationship between the Taoiseach and the Tanaiste has hit its first real rocky patch.

It seems that tensions have arisen between Fine Gael and Labour over a series of issues, from the pylons controversy and the setting-up costs of Irish Water to the handling of the country's exit from the bailout programme, which has led to a series of spats within the Coalition.

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