Wednesday 21 February 2018

John Drennan: Mayo's man of steel a threat to his own tribe

Enda Kenny's crusade against the Seanad could undermine his party's poll position

John Drennan

John Drennan

ONE of the weaknesses of the Coalition is that it cannot pass a nest of sleeping hornets without kicking it. Still there is at least always some entertainment value in the subsequent bitter complaints when the hornets begin stinging them.

The stumblebum start to Enda's latest constitutional crusade should not, however, completely divert our attention from the current intriguing state of the Irish political battlefield.

As we reach the mid-point of the Government, one of the definitive features of the recent series of Millward Brown polls was the strength of the consensus for conservatism that has emerged in an electorate that just two-and-a-half years ago was calling for a democratic revolution.

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