There are increasingly clear indications that the Taoiseach is gearing up to call a General Election as early as November.
A recent poll showed a surge of popular support for the Coalition, which now stands at nearly 40pc. At the same time, support for Fianna Fail remains stagnated, and Sinn Fein’s has slightly decreased.
Enda Kenny is likely to capitalize on the “feel good” factor of the recent referendum success, the fall in unemployment figures to less than 10pc, and the public sector pay deal.
The Government also expects popular opinion for the upcoming October budget to be largely positive, so a General Election sounds likely shortly after the budget is passed.