Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael coalition 'inevitable' says Ivan Yates
Former Minister for Agriculture and radio presenter Ivan Yates believes a Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael coalition is “inevitable”.
The Wexford native was speaking at the National Ploughing Championships and told those gathered in Ratheniska, County Laois, that very little divides the two political parties nowadays.
“There will be a change in government. The only block that can form a government is Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. Nothing divides them whatsoever, they have the same culture," said the Newstalk presenter.
“If you talk to them, they are in denial. This is inevitable. This has happened on councils where there was a surge of Independents and Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael got together.
“The farm vote is divided between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Labour and newer parties have not been active outside of cities."
Mr Yates went on to say he believes such a coalition could bring about a change in leadership.
“It’s important for Fianna Fáil not be to seen as the mudguard.