Time for FG to stop licking wounds

It might be tempting to delay forming a new government – but agreeing policies, on things like housing and health, takes time and must begin now

8th March, 2020
Time for FG to stop licking wounds
There may be a temptation for Fine Gael to use the coronavirus threat as political cover to continue to hold off

The process of forming a new government has been compared to a slow bicycle race. The parties and Independents involved appear to be moving at very different speeds.

Fianna Fáil are anxious to get involved. The Green Party are enthusiastic. Many Independent TDs are willing to serve. The Social Democrats are hesitant. Labour have ruled themselves out. Sinn Féin are annoyed at being left out. But Fine Gael is cautious and hanging back....

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