Friday 9 December 2016

Plan paints a picture of an Ireland reborn that offers something for everybody

Published 06/05/2016 | 02:30

Independent deputies Denis Naughten, Noel Grealish, Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins arrive for talks. Photo: Tom Burke
Independent deputies Denis Naughten, Noel Grealish, Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins arrive for talks. Photo: Tom Burke

To read the executive summary of the new Programme for Government, you'd wonder was the author abroad on holidays for the past 70 days. It suggests the 'New Partnership Government' is about to "embrace the opportunity presented" by the electorate on February 26.

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Not many people in Fine Gael saw what happened on Election Day as an opportunity. The phrase more commonly used was "disaster".

But whatever you might think of Enda Kenny, he has managed to win over some unlikely characters.

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