Sunday 22 January 2017

Earnest Coveney thinks he’s brave, but can he really please everybody?

Published 14/12/2016 | 02:30

Minister Simon Coveney announces his plan for the rental sector. Photo: Doug O’Connor
Minister Simon Coveney announces his plan for the rental sector. Photo: Doug O’Connor

Simon Coveney described his efforts as "brave". His officials had "endlessly debated" the best approach and he was hoping for some pre-Christmas good cheer from Fianna Fáil to get everything done and dusted before everybody scarpers for the seasonal break.

  • Go To

But Michael Noonan was uncomfortable and Leo Varadkar felt snubbed, so it shouldn't have come as a surprise when Fianna Fáil kicked up.

There's no doubting that Mr Coveney has put a lot of hours into his rental plan. And there's no doubting his ambition to fix the crisis - but can it really be done when there's no consensus?

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice