Lise Hand: Enda, get foot-in-mouth outbreak under control
The Taoiseach hit a few headlines last week. And so did the Finance Minister, not to mention the Tanaiste. The Education Minister also grabbed a bit of attention for himself, as did (and not for the first time) the Transport Minister. And then there were the yards of print generated by the Social Protection Minister last year.
Unfortunately for the Fine Gael-Labour coalition, none of these particular headlines were in praise of a new policy initiative or a fine speech or a ground-breaking piece of legislation.
They were all highlighting yet another outbreak of foot-in-mouth, another governmental gaffe, another totally unnecessary slip-up on a verbal banana-skin.