A disgruntled electorate could make 2015 a good time to set up a new political party
"Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble"
Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' perfectly reflects the political quandary from Irish/Sunday Independent polls. For three years, this Cabinet was insulated from the public mood. Within their bubble-wrap circle, all's well: indestructible Dail majority; compliant backbenchers, obedient parliamentary parties; interparty harmony; restored sovereignty, escaping troika's clutches; international praise for economic stabilisation and recovery; enhanced employment growth; expectant confidence behind re-election hopes for a second term.
Anyone in the media who didn't buy in to this sunny scenario was brandished as politically motivated, embittered or simply cynical. Confronted with poll data of outright hostility and electoral rejection, shockwaves penetrated Dail Eireann.