Price for stability could be a 'Grand Coalition'
Published 18/01/2016 | 02:30
Despite all the current bluster and past history behind them, there is a hair's breadth between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in real policy terms and their overall philosophies.
They know it and the electorate knows it, which makes the prospect of a six-week, pre-election game of who-will-you-not-go-into-coalition-with as tiresome as it is predictable.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, who is arguably half-way through a painful rehabilitation process for his party, is under the most pressure to rule in or out potential coalition partners.