Budget 2016 is a game of high stakes poker - and Labour must go 'all in'
Published 06/07/2015 | 02:30
In the words of one senior Labour figure last week, the latest opinion poll findings came as a "sucker punch" for the party.
The 2pc drop in support - revealed just weeks after the momentous victory in the Marriage Equality referendum - simply wasn't part of the political script.
The fact that it coincided with a significant jump in support for Fine Gael caused even more bewilderment, and disappointment in Labour circles.