Tuesday 6 December 2016

Election slogans nothing more than empty promises

Published 15/03/2016 | 02:30

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s General Election campaign. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s General Election campaign. Photo: Steve Humphreys

It has been almost three weeks since the election, and in that period we have been subjected to a prolonged theatrical circus of game-playing, shadow-boxing shenanigans by our politicians, with many of them acting like spoiled, overgrown school children to gain political advantage at our expense.

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Based on media reports, Fine Gael appears to be more amenable to a coalition with Fianna Fáil than Fianna Fáil is.

Despite the diversionary avoidance tactics being staged by Fianna Fáil in particular, unfortunately such an arrangement is the only combination to command a majority with similar policies and political ethos.

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