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100 days: Frustration across politics as wait for new government goes on

Hugh O'Connell


Talks aimed at working out a programme for government are to step up this week

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CHILDREN’S MINISTER: Katherine Zappone had a tough week as her proposed childcare scheme for frontline workers fell apart — amid scant sympathy from her Cabinet colleagues. (Picture of the minister with 17-month-old Donnacha Barr of Drimnagh taken before lockdown)

CHILDREN’S MINISTER: Katherine Zappone had a tough week as her proposed childcare scheme for frontline workers fell apart — amid scant sympathy from her Cabinet colleagues. (Picture of the minister with 17-month-old Donnacha Barr of Drimnagh taken before lockdown)

CHILDREN’S MINISTER: Katherine Zappone had a tough week as her proposed childcare scheme for frontline workers fell apart — amid scant sympathy from her Cabinet colleagues. (Picture of the minister with 17-month-old Donnacha Barr of Drimnagh taken before lockdown)

Tomorrow marks 100 days since the general election and the country still doesn't have a properly functioning government.

It means no laws can be passed, nor can there be any decisions taken on some of the most fundamental economic and societal issues that will face us in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.


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