Busy Cabinet schedule as Garda chief named

Inside Politics: Government desperate to show it can pass Bills through Dail, says insider

New Garda commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

New Garda commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It won’t last forever, so enjoy the good weather while it’s here. But spare a thought for those who toil in Leinster House in these final weeks of a seemingly unending political term.

The Government is desperate to advance a whack load of Bills – in order, says one insider, to show it can actually pass some stuff through the Dail – so a fortnight of late nights, as well as Friday sittings (Fridays!), is in store for unfortunate deputies.

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