Thursday April 2, 2020

What rough political beast is waiting to be born?

A grand coalition of FG and FF? A graft of FF, the Greens and others? Sinn Féin in a rotating taoiseach scenario? A dolly-mixture Dáil of unlikely bedfellows – but only in the national interest? It’s all to play for now

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

16th February, 2020

After all the election drama, here comes the delay.

Micheál Martin, the Fianna Fáil leader, has been through a lengthy government formation process before. He has even written in the past about the notion of a coalition between Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin.

“In the period leading up to the election, a number of attempts were made to forge an alliance between Fianna Fáil, Sinn Fein and...

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