Sunday February 23, 2020

Sinn Féin won’t be able to enter coalition without compromising

The party’s fuzzy promise of change struck a chord but some of its flagship policies are unlikely to survive coalition talks

10th February, 2020
Micheál Martin celebrates his election in Cork South Central: the Fianna Fáil leader has tentatively opened the door to talks with Sinn Féin. Picture: PA

Sinn Féin’s astonishing general election gains were achieved on promises of “change” that won’t be easily honoured by them, or by others.

The success of its strategy is clear from the election of more than a score poll-topping candidates and winning a greater share of first preference votes than Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael. Now comes...

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