Centre wobbles in protest by-election

The by-election campaigns have been negative to the point of nihilism, reflecting the electorate's angry mood.

12th October, 2014
Fianna Fáil cannot do business with Fine Gael because it would be the end for the junior partner.

‘Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”

Yeats’ apprehension concerned a wider canvass than our mere domestic polity. However for the traditional political parties observing the by-election campaigns, the thought must have occurred as to whether indeed “the centre cannot hold”.

At the time of writing, I don’t know the result in the two by-elections. We do know that never has our politics...

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