Mutual dislike may result in another quick election

Attempts to bring the two main parties together seem only to have deepened the enmity

10th April, 2016
Enda Kenny: the Taoiseach’s offer to Fianna Fáil was conciliatory

One has been a TD for more than 40 years, the other for 26. They’ve been sparring across the floor of the Dáil on a weekly basis for five years. But in conference room 716 at the end of a bridge connecting Government Buildings and Leinster House at 8.30pm last Wednesday, there was no hint of the familiarity that would normally characterise a relationship between men who had spent so much time in the same...

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