Martin Mansergh: It’s in all our interests that this government succeeds

Political allegiances aside, what really matters is this coalition’s ability to govern properly in a time of crisis

5th July, 2020
Martin Mansergh: It’s in all our interests that this government succeeds
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil. Picture: Maxwells

It is difficult not to feel some pride as the state approaches its centenary, even if the difficulties of its birth left much disillusionment. As the decade of centenaries approaches its dénouement, there is something very symbolic about successor parties coming together in government (after a long detour), as intended in the Michael Collins/Éamon de Valera pact of May 1922. Then as now, albeit in quite different circumstances, the people craved some return to a...

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