Wednesday 13 December 2017

One bitter Cabinet split over Apple tax appeal truly threatened our new Coalition's future

'Similar to the Apple tax ruling itself, the split at Cabinet that engulfed Ms Zappone made headlines across the globe.' Pic Colin O'Riordan
'Similar to the Apple tax ruling itself, the split at Cabinet that engulfed Ms Zappone made headlines across the globe.' Pic Colin O'Riordan
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

From Irish Water to the Eighth Amendment, judicial appointments and even the issue of Ireland's neutrality.

These are just a sample from the myriad of issues that have been the subject of tense and at times bitter exchanges at the Cabinet table.

It is no secret that the vast majority of the disputes within Government in recent months have involved members of the Independent Alliance, most notably Transport Minister Shane Ross.

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