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
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 continues...
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Martin agrees to review of ‘disastrous’ election showing
In response to TDs’ complaints, a process of ‘peeling back the onion’ will examine how Fianna Fáil lost eight of its 45 seats
Fine Gael ministers face axe as grand coalition talks resume
Leo Varadkar will have to jettison several ministers if the party agrees to a coalition with Fianna Fáil
Greens compile wishlist of key demands for being in government
Fianna Fáil fears that some Green TDs do not want to be in office during what is increasingly likely to be a time of tough economic conditions
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to begin ‘detailed’ talks
Matching statements about ‘enormous challenges’ including Covid-19 indicate that the parties’ ‘go-slow’ is over