Thursday 19 January 2017

Coalition bickering serves none of us

Published 15/02/2013 | 04:00

IN THE zany world of rock bands they used to call it 'musical differences'.

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In the equally strange but more prosaic world of parliamentary politics they often call it 'a difference of emphasis'.

To most of the rest of us these euphemisms refer to disputes, rows and splits, which can be damaging and lead to serious trouble. This Fine Gael-Labour Coalition is showing the signs of strain on a number of headings and the latest source of tension is a serious cause for alarm.

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