However Kenny decides to dissolve the Dáil, it needs to be amicable and orderly
Published 02/02/2016 | 02:30
It has really been over since before Christmas. Now the time has come to formalise that factual reality. There is every reason to believe that the end will be declared today with polling day set for the latter end of this month, most likely Friday, February 26. There may be some variation of detail there - but it will make no substantive difference.
The choreography is very important here for the two incumbent parties, Fine Gael and Labour. This parting of the ways must be seen to be consensual and amicable.
Anything less would undermine their arguments that the two parties in this relationship retained their separate identities throughout, but also found a way of maximising co-operation and managing the inevitable conflicts.