Monday 23 October 2017

Enda has kicked a sleeping dog and could now be badly bitten

THERE could be trouble ahead. The late John Kelly once said Fine Gael could not walk past a sleeping dog without feeling the need to give it a kick. Enda Kenny's one-man drive to abolish the Seanad could yet be filed under this heading.

The Coalition has enough to be doing without worrying about peripheral issues. And, ranked alongside chronic unemployment, massive emigration and a huge budget deficit and national debt, the abolition of the utterly irrelevant Seanad is a peripheral issue.

The last Fine Gael and Labour coalition to be elected to government, in the 1980s, got sidetracked by messy referendums on abortion and divorce and failed to address the economic crisis of the day.

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