There were nearly 30 first-time TDs among the **supporters **of the government.
All of them would be very nervous at facing re-election particularly because their pension rights only kick in after two years…
Elections are **really **expensive. Parties cannot raise large amounts of funds anymore and a campaign would flatten most of them.
I have always maintained and continue to do so that there will be no election until 2019 at the earliest.
This is just political journalists talking up a crisis because it makes them look like they’re doing something useful.