Tuesday 6 December 2016

History shows us that a FF-FG coalition deal may be closer than we think

Published 12/03/2016 | 02:30

Charlie Haughey
Charlie Haughey

The political air is thick with emphatic assertions of "No, Nay, Never" to the prospect of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil combining in some government arrangement.

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Yet, Thursday's marathon charade at Leinster House only confirmed what we have known for a fortnight now.

The Dáil numbers on any other line-up just do not add up to give us a stable, functioning government.

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