Failure to opt for real stability risks disaster for our economy
We only have to look at Greece or Portugal to learn some harsh lessons, writes Dan O'Brien
Published 21/02/2016 | 02:30
Another election or a coalition between the two Civil War parties. These increasingly appear to be the only two likely outcomes of the election in five days' time.
Today's Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll shows no sign of the current Coalition gaining any re-election momentum. More generally, it shows as little sign of a defragmentation of the vote.
Among the most fascinating questions posed in today's poll is respondents' opinions on the best option in the event of a hung Dail. Providing yet more evidence that the Irish electorate is not nearly as stability-orientated as pundits had believed, by far the most favoured outcome is a second election. A full one-third of those polled preferred this rerun option. The next most chosen option, a Fine Gael-Fianna Fail coalition, is preferred by 24pc of respondents.