Monday 16 January 2017

Here's new boss, same as old boss

Published 28/02/2011 | 05:00

PEOPLE who think the near obliteration of Fianna Fail may presage a new era in Irish politics are likely to be disappointed. A Fine Gael-Labour coalition will resemble little more than a majority Fianna Fail government of old: a catch-all government ranging from orthodox business opinion to moderate labour demands.

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Lemass, Lynch, even Haughey could all have lived with that.

Meanwhile, Fianna Fail resembles nothing more now than Fine Gael pre-Garret FitzGerald; a party of the rural rich with a questionable dress sense.

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