The Government is meeting this morning at City Hall, in Cork, but the symbolism of that venue would not protect it from a determined protest by farmers.
The price of beef and a putative €3bn cost for rural broadband are the political crosshairs and Fine Gael is in the sight line.
Then, there is the bigger picture: Brexit; a slowing economy in Germany; and increasing dependence on corporation tax. Local and European elections are three weeks from next Friday.
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