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The Dáil is closed but the problems of Covid, Brexit and housing still have to be addressed

Senan Molony


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Pressure: Even Patrick Kavanagh got to weare a protective face mask on the Grand Canal in Dublin. The threat of a second wave of infections is exercising government minds. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Pressure: Even Patrick Kavanagh got to weare a protective face mask on the Grand Canal in Dublin. The threat of a second wave of infections is exercising government minds. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Pressure: Even Patrick Kavanagh got to weare a protective face mask on the Grand Canal in Dublin. The threat of a second wave of infections is exercising government minds. Photo: Steve Humphreys

The Dáil is closed, the chamber locked, with many politicians fled to the hills. But there are still major issues that will have to be addressed in the traditional political holidays.

The Government remains in place and the Cabinet will meet a little longer, but as things stand there remains the likelihood of a substantial political vacuum, even if those in power are staycationing. And problems ignored have a habit of getting worse.

Here are six of the most pressing: