Sunday 17 December 2017

Shane Ross: The Irish dinosaurs never die

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny is playing a blinder; no one in the Dail has yet landed a glove on Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore; old hands like Pat Rabbitte and Michael Noonan are brushing aside challenges in the chamber. While government U-turns are two a penny, the main players are managing to emerge unscathed.

How are the Coalition's stars coping so easily with the flip-flop in their economic policies? How can they so casually duck the flak despite the rapid deterioration in the State's finances? According to an opinion poll last week, they are still enjoying their general election ratings. The honeymoon is holding.

Anyone watching proceedings in the Dail will understand the reason for the Fine Gael/Labour regime's insulation from its critics.

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