Fionnan Sheahan: Opposites attract, but they'll never be perfect bedfellows
Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore are favourites to lead a new government in a matter of weeks. But they’re two very different politicians, with sharply contrasting views on the problems facing Ireland. Political Editor Fionnan Sheahan asks party insiders if their union is already doomed
SEEING out his notice on the job, Taoiseach Brian Cowen cast a sympathetic figure in the Dail chamber on Wednesday morning.
As the votes on the Finance Bill played out, veteran TDs from all sides of the house approached the Taoiseach's seat to shake his hand and wish him well after his weekend retirement.
The caretaker Taoiseach was gracious and appeared relieved as the weight was lifted from his shoulders.