Matt Cooper: Fraying coalition could open door to McDonald as Taoiseach

It’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald could come to power without a general election

14th February, 2021
Matt Cooper: Fraying coalition could open door to McDonald as Taoiseach
Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin leader, celebrates last February after her party won the most votes in the general election but not the highest number of seats. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Sometimes, deleted tweets tell more of a story than the ones that remain posted. The @irishunity Twitter account has more than 37,000 followers. It posts items encouraging a united Ireland on a regular basis, as it is fully entitled to do, and it is very supportive of Sinn Féin.

Last Monday, it posted a picture of Mary Lou McDonald on the New York subway and accompanied it with the caption “this day last year...

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