Monday 5 December 2016

This hybrid Government may yet defy the odds

Published 09/05/2016 | 02:30

Bertie Ahern, who put together a coalition that lasted a full term from 1997-2002 Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
Bertie Ahern, who put together a coalition that lasted a full term from 1997-2002 Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Eleven weeks on from the General Election, we finally got this strange hybrid of a minority Government, led by a battered Fine Gael, involving some reluctant Independents and by kind permission of Fianna Fáil.

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So where do we go from here? Well, the short answer is not very far and definitely not very fast. The new Cabinet will spend this week trying to read themselves into a host of complex issues, problems and even crises.

Public expectations for the longevity and effectiveness for this never-before-seen form of government are rather low. That may be a good thing.

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