FF and FG’s apparent willingness to form a coalition with Sinn Féin rather than cooperate with each other could have serious implications

FF and FG’s apparent willingness to form a coalition with Sinn Féin rather than cooperate with each other could have serious implications

Here are three uncomfortable truths.

First, despite furious public protestations to the contrary, both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael strategists are privately reconciled to the fact that neither party is likely to have any chance of forming a government after any early election unless one of them does a coalition deal with Sinn Féin.

Secondly, and more importantly, Sinn Féin is open to a coalition deal with either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael...

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