The coalition must reconnect

Pat Rabbitte: if current trends continue, we’ll be back to the early-1980s lunacy of three general elections in 18 months

1st December, 2014
The coalition must reconnect

Chaos would be the most probable outcome if today’s poll results were repeated in a general election. Chaos, or worse. If the trend continued, Gerry Adams would be leader of the largest party, and therefore Taoiseach-in-waiting.

Would Fianna Fáil be Adams’ favoured minor partner? Or would he make do with an alliance with the burgeoning independent benches? After Sinn Féin whistleblower Mairia Cahill told the story of her abuse, the conventional wisdom was...

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