Saturday 25 February 2017

Why FG-FF monolith is bad for Irish democracy

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan

The Oscar favourite for best picture tonight is The Revenant, the story of a man badly mauled by a bear and left for dead by his companions, who recovers and returns to visit retribution.

Five years ago, Fianna Fail also lay dying after a bad mauling by the Irish electorate. Many pundits could find no pulse.

Brian Hayes, of Fine Gael, had good reason for gloating: "We are feasting over the carcass of Fianna Fail."

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