Sunday 26 March 2017

Taoiseach has blown his one 'Big Decision'

Fine Gael and Labour's carefully woven narrative of stability vs chaos unravels as the coalition parties squabble over election date, writes Jody Corcoran

At loggerheads: Michael Noonan wants a November poll, but Joan Burton is adamant that the election must wait until next year
At loggerheads: Michael Noonan wants a November poll, but Joan Burton is adamant that the election must wait until next year
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

The 31st Dail is stumbling to the finishing line in rancour and bitterness, the Coalition's narrative - stability versus chaos - its politics of fear agenda, elect us or else, is in tatters this weekend.

At the Cabinet table, Fine Gael and Labour are fighting like cats and dogs.

Labour blame Fine Gael for attempting to ditch them at the altar; Fine Gael blame Labour for not having the re-election numbers.

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