Friday November 27, 2020

A deal pockmarked by political self-interest

1st May, 2016

The political machinations of the past 66 days have veered between farce and fiasco. Within minutes of the ballot boxes being opened, it was obvious that Fianna Fáil would either have to support a Fine Gael minority government, or enter into a grand coalition with its great rival. Failing either scenario, the only alternative was a second general election.

The maths have not changed. Fianna Fáil’s posturing about creating its own minority government was...

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