Analysis: As coalition talks drag on, outside voices get louder
The longer government formation negotiations continue, the more time there is for critics from all sides to have their say – the party leaders need to reach a deal soon if they are to reach one at all
No-one said it was going to be easy but perhaps no-one predicted it was going to be quite this difficult either. It’s 16 weeks since Election 2020 and four weeks on from when the government formation talks began, yet the finish line still hasn’t been reached.
Having three parties involved certainly has not helped matters. Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil agree broadly on housing, farming and reducing the deficit but can’t reach agreement...
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