This hybrid Government may yet defy the odds
Eleven weeks on from the General Election, we finally got this strange hybrid of a minority Government, led by a battered Fine Gael, involving some reluctant Independents and by kind permission of Fianna Fáil.
So where do we go from here? Well, the short answer is not very far and definitely not very fast. The new Cabinet will spend this week trying to read themselves into a host of complex issues, problems and even crises.
Public expectations for the longevity and effectiveness for this never-before-seen form of government are rather low. That may be a good thing.