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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Editorial: This cabinet must work as a team

It is time for this Government to start pulling together -- and fast. It has scarcely begun to govern and already there are clear signs that the members of Cabinet are not singing from the same hymn-sheet.

General dismay has resulted from the confusion caused by individual ministers' pronouncements being undermined or contradicted by other members of the Cabinet.

Three different Fine Gael ministers have made statements which have been disowned or, at least, not strongly supported by their own Taoiseach.

Mr Kenny must act as a strong leader of the Cabinet and must be proactive in ensuring potential differences between Fine Gael and Labour are sorted out before spats spill into the public arena.

National self-confidence boosted by recent VIP visits will weaken if the leaders of this country fail to show they can work as a team.

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