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We are in for a world of trouble unless a new government is formed this week

Ian O'Doherty


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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of a public awareness campaign on the wearing of face masks.  Picture; Gerry Mooney

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of a public awareness campaign on the wearing of face masks. Picture; Gerry Mooney

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of a public awareness campaign on the wearing of face masks. Picture; Gerry Mooney

We need a new government and a new Taoiseach by next Saturday or this country is screwed.

There are probably more delicate ways of phrasing it, but the reality which faces us isn't delicate - it's extremely grave.

Apart from the party political impasse which could not have come at a worse time - and more of that anon - the simple fact is that we need a constitutionally compliant government, involving both the Dáil and Seanad, to renew critical legislation which is due to expire on June 30.