FRONT PAGE HEADLINES, strong editorial opinion, and respected opinion polls all suggest a headless government runs Ireland at the moment. In fact, many Irish citizens believe several current government ministers failed to heed warning signs and blundered Ireland into a deep recession. But it's worse than that--the tactics considered by the current government aren't working and in the minds of more than two-thirds of the population, the government's plodding strategies needs to be put to a public vote now. All the elements of a meltdown now exist in the halls of the Irish government. If I was a betting man, I'd check with Deputy John McGuinness on the timing of the next general election. He has more say in the matter than the fragile leadership at the top.
One Year Ago -- "Sunday Qik News from NYC" March 29, 2009.