Paul Moran: Poll points to a restless people
We want a government but remain unsure of who should govern, writes Paul Moran
What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday, the nation was surprised, and surprised by itself, by the way we conducted ourselves at the Easter 1916 commemorations. The event was arguably the most dignified, solemn and yet refreshing observation of any milestone that we have seen in living memory.
Now, we are back to normality. The week just gone has shunted back this sense of adulthood as we revert to the routine of Irish politics. We have had to endure the unedifying sight of the two largest parties having a spat before they even sit down to talk to each other about who rang whom, and who sent a text to whom. We really have come a long way.
So what does the population think about all of this? This latest Millward Brown Poll, conducted over 10 days up to and including Friday, sought to understand where we should go from here.