Thursday 19 April 2018

It's hard to imagine a worse time for election

Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Leo Varadkar. Photo:Tom Burke
Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Leo Varadkar. Photo:Tom Burke
Editorial

Editorial

Since May 6, 2016, we have known that this strange hybrid minority Coalition was vulnerable and could suddenly fall. Led by Fine Gael, with diverse Independent TDs, and underpinned by Fianna Fáil, it had just too many moving parts to move forward with a semblance of harmony.

Yet in the intervening 18 months nobody could have imagined that it would be brought to the edge of the precipice over a complex row about "who knew what when".

The issues surrounding the future of the Garda force and protection for whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe are of the utmost seriousness.

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