The torment of when the government would fall is now answered in what was an extraordinary week. The aborted Cabinet Reshuffle where the Taoiseach failed to consult The Greens reminded one of how Albert Reynolds lost power in the 1990s.
An offer of the Foreign Affairs Ministry to John Gormley might have a gone a long way in securing Green votes, plus other offers, but the botched handling after winning the leadership showed major ineptitude.
The public do want a change in government and a more professional approach to pull the country out of the mire it is in. Confidence has to be restored in politics and the economy so that people spend again and help create jobs.