Time to reassure voters the economic story has a happy ending
It is far from an ideal start to any new political season, much less the final one before a general election.
The summer has been dominated with negative news from the political albatross that is Irish Water. The failure to pass the EU's "market test," allowing it to borrow off the national books, was followed by the revelations that non-payers can still claim the €100 grant.
And then the Fennelly Commission report into the abrupt departure of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan from his job in March 2014 dropped.