Wednesday 20 September 2017

A single-party, Fine Gael government looks 'least unlikely'

FF thinks, with merit, it would be destroyed if it went into coalition as FG’s junior partner
FF thinks, with merit, it would be destroyed if it went into coalition as FG’s junior partner
Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

The electorate's indecision is final. They're just not that into you. At least that's what the polls over the past six months are saying, with voters still spread thinly over 10 different groupings.

If a new government was being negotiated this week - as Fine Gael originally wanted - then, based on the current poll figures, no one would be elected Taoiseach.

It's hard to blame voters. Nobody is entirely convincing. People remain lukewarm on Enda Kenny and Fine Gael has struggled to set the agenda after a strong first half of government. Right or wrong, a good chunk of the people who voted Labour last time around are furious with the party.

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