Tuesday 6 December 2016

Lenihan must stand firm

Published 24/09/2010 | 05:00

THERE was bad news for the Government on both the political front and the economic front yesterday. But, of course, the two are now inextricably entwined; and therein lies the dilemma and the formidable challenge that the country faces.

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But there were positive glimpses, too, depending on one's point of view.

TV3's Millward Brown Lansdowne opinion poll showed a drop of 5pc in support for the bigger government party, but still left it with a 22pc share of first-preference intentions, which will actually come as a relief to some Fianna Fail backbenchers who awaited the poll with trepidation.

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