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Outlook 2016: Decision time approaches

What kind of government society do Irish people want?

3rd January, 2016
Ireland begins a defining year which begins with a general election

A century on from the events that began the Irish revolution and led to the foundation of the modern state, Ireland begins a defining year. It begins with a general election, expected by all in late February, but for which campaigning is already under way in earnest. “I suppose I’ll take Christmas Day off,” moaned one TD in mid- December.

This election will be unlike any other that preceded it. If...

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