Monday 25 September 2017

Eoin O'Malley: This FF-FG divide runs much deeper than a mere Civil War

The 'Grand Coalition' is out, says Eoin O'Malley, as Fianna Fail knows this would leave Sinn Fein in pole position next time

ENDA’S TRIBE: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with TDs Eoghan Murphy, Michael Noonan, Josepha Madigan and Simon Coveney at Government Buildings following talks between Fine Gael and Independents on forming a new government. Photo: Arthur Carron
ENDA’S TRIBE: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with TDs Eoghan Murphy, Michael Noonan, Josepha Madigan and Simon Coveney at Government Buildings following talks between Fine Gael and Independents on forming a new government. Photo: Arthur Carron

Eoin O'Malley

Would you be buried with my people? Enda Kenny didn't ask this of Micheal Martin, but he might as well have. His proposal was equally romantic and even more ham-fisted.

The real possibility of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael working together in a full coalition government emerged this week and then it receded.

But it could be back again. A minority government is more likely and fresh elections are a possibility.

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