Coalition needs bold vision on housing
He is playing peek-a-boo with his partners in Government and with the public over the date of the General Election.
That's the prerogative of Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who can face the electorate with no small degree of confidence - in economic terms at least -whenever he decides to 'go to the Park.'
Aspects of the recovery have certainly been impressive. Our unemployment rate reached a fresh seven-year low last month and the total tax take so far this year was €31.6bn - 5.8pc stronger than projections and unthinkable five years ago. This is all the more impressive given the legacy issues that Mr Kenny and his colleagues inherited.