Ignoring issues a road to perdition
Calm down, says the Taoiseach. We've got bigger challenges up ahead. The Government must remain united.
Good advice, of course, because "calm down" is almost always good advice. This time, it might have been even better had it been tendered earlier, before the frictions between and within the coalition parties became too glaring to ignore.
Better still, Enda Kenny could reflect, had he himself grasped much earlier the underlying reasons for the current discontents in the Fine Gael party as well as among his Labour partners.