The popular mood is for a government of real change

A government led by an alliance for change – including Sinn Féin, the Green Party and Social Democrats – offers a credible alternative to the failed politics of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Sinn Féin was seen by voters as the party with real solutions on housing, health, pensions and Irish unity. Picture:

Election 2020 was seismic. It has brought about a degree of change that will take some time to fully understand. The old two-party system, which has dominated this state for a century, is gone.

The result is easy to explain. At a time of economic recovery and full employment, too many people are struggling to get by. Affordable accommodation is beyond the reach of a growing numbers of workers. The cost of childcare and education ...