FF chafes over confidence and supply

Inside Politics: Opposition parties appear to be laying groundwork for general election

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (left): embarked on a mini-tour of the country. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (left): embarked on a mini-tour of the country. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Dáil returns from its two-week Easter recess today, and the political agenda is already beginning to feel packed to the brim.

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment may not dominate proceedings inside the Houses of the Oireachtas, but it will remain the most pressing political issue outside the main arena.

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