Saturday 24 March 2018

That was the week that was in Irish politics

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Taoiseach Enda Kenny

* The dictum that is often attributed to the former Labour prime minister of Britain, Harold Wilson, that "a week is a long time in politics", was borne out when former Justice Minister Alan Shatter quit.

This Government had an unparalleled opportunity – in recent Irish political history – to create a revolution in democratic government when it was elected. It had a majority in the Dail and the country was eager for change.

Alas, arrogance soon took over and everything was the fault of the previous administration.

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