We are all counting cost of the Cabinet’s three weakest links

In 2012, I commented in the Sunday Independent on how ministers in the Fine Gael/Labour government fell into one of three categories: high-flyers, passengers or weak links. I suggested that the weak links, specifically O’Reilly, Shatter, Burton and Hogan, each had the potential to cause huge problems for that government. I was later proven right.

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Brexit misadventure can end only on a discordant note

The British government’s handling of Brexit is like a comic opera but without the cheerful denouement There are moments when the British government’s handling of its Brexit misadventure seems to come straight out of the libretto of a Victorian comic operetta. Less than a week after sending her Article 50 letter, one of Theresa May’s

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