Opinion

Sunday 21 October 2018

Philip Ryan: Problems building for minister with little wiggle room

Eoghan Murphy faces a tough fight to stave off opposition critics as an election threat looms, writes Philip Ryan

Minister Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Fergal Phillips
Minister Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Fergal Phillips
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

The survival of the Government weighs on the shoulders of Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Murphy's handling of the housing and homelessness crisis will determine when the next general election is called.

The decisions he makes in the next 12 months, if he gets that long, will either collapse the Government or ensure its survival into 2019 and beyond.

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