Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ministers must think before they speak

Published 03/06/2011 | 08:59

THESE have not been a good few days for the Government. Just as the Taoiseach managed to remove Transport Minister Leo Varadkar's foot from his mouth over the bailout furore, along comes Environment Minister Phil Hogan, adding new levels of confusion concerning water meters and household charges.

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It fell to Enda Kenny to promise last night that we would have clarity on the household charge by the end of the month.

There are going to be tensions within any Coalition trying to navigate during a financial hurricane. However, it is crucial that the Cabinet stays on message and displays a show of unity, especially when the IMF and EU are watching our every move.

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