Megaphones and the reality
The prospect of single-party government is one that, understandably, frightens sections of our society. For some, it challenges the political principle of not having a watchdog or a restraining hand on the major partner. Inevitable tensions associated with such a marriage are viewed as being worth the price of better governance.
For others, the prospect of a single-party Fine Gael government carrying out policies that will involve financial pain for so many workers is abhorrent.
There are two central issues in the heated debate now flaring between the unions and the party that will lead the next government.