Kevin Doyle: Time for FF to light a match under Varadkar
Micheal Martin's party needs to start behaving like it is in opposition if it wants to halt Fine Gael's advance, writes Kevin Doyle
January is a time for turning up the political heat.
After an arguably well-earned Christmas break, all sides should be setting out their stall for 2018 - and in this, a potential election year, the stakes are extra high.
Few in government thought they could ease their way into the New Year - but the perfect storm of a weather event, health and housing has handed the opposition an open goal into which it could fire the first shots.