A cartel that puts the mock in democracy
Sinn Fein isn't the only party with a past, and as long as it has the votes its mandate cannot be denied, writes Gene Kerrigan
It's entertaining, up to a point, to watch Fine Gael and Fianna Fail dancing around Sinn Fein.
"No way will we even consider accepting them as coalition partners," say both the major right-wing parties.
And then a Fine Gael minister, Jim Daly, murmured, "Oh, I dunno about that", or words to that effect.