Opposition ganging up on Ahern

EVEN before his election as Taoiseach of the 28th Dail, the opposition parties have been taking the measure of Bertie Ahern and planning to make his life as awkward as possible in the months ahead.

There is no question of precipitating an immediate general election there is no appetite within any of the political parties for a return to the constituency killing fields but Fine Gael is already promising "strong and aggressive tactics" in opposition.

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