“There’s no evidence that Leo Varadkar has brought Fine Gael any electoral fruits and that’s the real test for him”
The government have reached the halfway point but, as Leo Varadkar returns as Taoiseach, the prospect of one of the most significant elections in modern Irish history will dominate everything before too long.
Fintan Drury: Political judgment includes knowing what is background noise and what is an oncoming train
Robert Troy resigned much later than he should have done, a failure to act which demonstrated poor judgment on his part but also from Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar. Whatever about the incompetence of Troy himself, the judgment of his seniors in government gives reason to wonder about the overall capacity of the current administration to govern.