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Jeers before cheers as Kenny feels austerity chill at Croker

Published 05/08/2013 | 17:00

IF Enda Kenny was under any illusions about the popularity of his Government, it hardly survived last Saturday evening in Croke Park.

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The Taoiseach's face popped up only momentarily on the big screen during the Dublin v Cork match. But it was long enough to provoke a spontaneous and unquestionably loud outbreak of booing among the large crowd.

The message couldn't have been clearer. His Government has the biggest ever Dail majority and Kenny's performance has been largely acclaimed in the media. But austerity has taken its toll on the Coalition's standing with voters.

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