Studying coalition history could give Greens the blues

Shortly after the government was formed, many in Fine Gael and Labour were seriously despondent as they contemplated the prospect of five more years on the opposition benches.

15th November, 2008

Shortly after the government was formed, many in Fine Gael and Labour were seriously despondent as they contemplated the prospect of five more years on the opposition benches.

Those same people were also more than a little envious of the Greens as they moved into the ministerial corridor.

Now, little more than a year later, the despondency of the opposition has lifted and the envy has given way to a profound sense of relief that...

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