Tuesday 20 February 2018

Shane Coleman: The next 10 days will show if our leaders have real political courage

TEN days with the potential to make or break this Government. Tomorrow, the Cabinet will consider the report of the expert group on abortion. Afterwards, it will turn its attention to the December 5th Budget – the most important that it will introduce.

Both issues have to be handled with maximum political adroitness – something the Government hasn't often proved capable of in the past 12 months.

A repeat either of the clumsy way it has handled the fallout from the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar or the sloppy mismanagement of last year's Budget could spell serious trouble for the Coalition.

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