Tuesday 17 January 2017

A gormless coalition fails to get grand coalition

Published 13/03/2016 | 02:30

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan

For the third week in a row, and in defiance of the dying media chorus calling for a grand coalition, I want to repeat two firm predictions.

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First, Micheal Martin will not go into a coalition with Fine Gael - but he may offer a minority Fine Gael government security of tenure for two years.

Second, Martin's principled decision to go into Opposition will save Irish democracy from a Sinn Fein-dominated government in 2021.

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