No honeymoon for new government

The election is over, and now it is time to get down to business.

26th February, 2011

The election is over, and now it is time to get down to business.

First comes the formation of a government, as Fine Gael and Labour enter talks. It must be stable and ministers must be chosen on the basis of talent, not loyalty. Then the new government needs to hit the ground running in addressing the pressing issues the country faces. After all the electoral razzmatazz, this will represent a sober dose of reality...

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