'Keep the recovery going' was slogan that came back to bite Government
There's a lot hanging on Enda Kenny's mojo. Now that it's back, it could not be put to better use than in trying to emanate the industrial relations prowess of his old rival Bertie Ahern and stopping the catastrophic events that may result if gardaí go on strike for the first time in their history next Friday.
At least during the last big garda pay protest when they went on 'sick leave' en masse, there was still a good number of gardaí on the beat.
If a deal is not struck over this Halloween weekend, and then accepted, next weekend will be looking a lot more scary, not just for the citizens of this country but Mr Kenny's government.