Sunday 25 February 2018

2013: resignations, defections, Anglo Tapes and the troika exit

As Santa checks his list, who among the party leaders was naughty and who was nice?

Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD and Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, TD
Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD and Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, TD
Liam Adams
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

IN contrast to the unprecedented turbulence of the past few years, 2013 was relatively shock-free.

There were the inevitable rows and a few resignations, many sparked by the protracted passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

There was a by-election early in the year and a referendum towards the end of it. The long hot summer was made politically torrid by the Anglo Tapes, and the Three Wise Men of the troika trotted away as we exited the three-year bailout programme.

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