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
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.
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.