Elections: where next? As the dust settles, three trends emerge

Fine Gael is reminded of its vulnerability, Fianna Fáil has a fresh lease of life, and independents have hugely increased their appeal, writes Pat Leahy.

1st June, 2014
Back in the game: Micheál Martin has led his party back from the disaster of 2011.

Very few elections, in their immediate aftermath, are interpreted as not meaning very much at all. With all the energy expended in fighting, reporting and analysing them, elections (especially mid-term ones) are very often over-interpreted.

Even so, it is clear that last weekend’s election counts revealed that changes have taken place in Irish politics which are fundamentally reordering our politics. In time, that will change the way our government and our country works. Some of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago