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

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 Ireland ...