Tuesday 25 July 2017

John Drennan: FF collapse means single-party rule is in Kenny's grasp

With a less than a week to polling day, it looks as if Fine Gael is set to claim a historic victory, writes John Drennan

You are living in strange times when Fine Gael, which has for most of its existence opposed single-party government now finds itself making a shy form of love to the concept.

For now the notion is still somewhat like the love that dare not speak its name.

But while FG is, outwardly at least, still too low in the polls to secure a majority, the devil as always lies in the detail. And today's numbers suggest that like the Tories in Britain in the Eighties FG can actually secure that cherished dream -- even if it secures only 37 per cent of the vote.

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