Friday 9 December 2016

Hey, Big Boy, you fancy a Double Irish?

We are asked to trust our future to the right-wing politicians who brought Ireland to its knees

Published 06/03/2016 | 02:30

Waiting lists: Minister for Health Leo Varadkar believes that depriving hospitals of resources will make them more efficient
Waiting lists: Minister for Health Leo Varadkar believes that depriving hospitals of resources will make them more efficient

One: The two largest right-wing parties have won the General Election. Between them, they have more than enough seats to form a stable government. But that would permanently end the Punch and Judy act that has sustained them for decades.

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Two: No other combination of parties can form a stable government.

Three: Despite this, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael intend to spend a month or two playing with numbers in an effort to best one another. The game requires deals with Independents and a brawl over nominations for Taoiseach.

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