Monday 5 December 2016

Kevin Doyle: Good time for Government to have bad week

Published 21/11/2015 | 02:30

Frances Fitzgerald
Frances Fitzgerald

It has been an awful week for the Government - but nobody in the real world noticed. In the normal scheme of things Enda Kenny would be fighting off the perfect storm this weekend after abandoning a key election promise, capitulating to the legal elites on reform and putting on the long-finger inquiries that were supposed to shed light on alleged corruption and constitutional breaches.

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There's no suggestion that Merrion Street decided this was a good week to dump bad news, but timing is everything in politics.

Days before the tragic events in France began to unfold, it had been indicated that we could expect interim reports from the Fennelly Commission and the Commission of Investigation into IBRC. When they landed on Wednesday and Thursday respectively they told similar stories.

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