Tuesday 6 December 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael still refuse to face the reality of life together

Published 08/03/2016 | 02:30

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (centre) on the canvass with local candiates Fiona O’Loughlin and Sean Ó Fearghaíl in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (centre) on the canvass with local candiates Fiona O’Loughlin and Sean Ó Fearghaíl in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photo: Gerry Mooney
'Nearly two weeks since the electorate decided it was time to arrange a shotgun marriage between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, party members are still denying that the nuptials are going to take place'

If Fianna Fáil is willing to prop up a minority Fine Gael government from the opposition benches, what's stopping it entering a formal coalition and wielding some real influence over policy?

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If there was ever any doubt that politicians are very bad at sums, the obdurate bluster emanating from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil representatives since last month's General Election has swept it away for good.

Nearly two weeks since the electorate decided it was time to arrange a shotgun marriage between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, party members are still denying that the nuptials are going to take place.

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