History is moving before our very eyes to a coming together of Civil War enemies
If the opinion polls stay as they are, it seems only a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition will have the required number of seats to form a government. The odds on this happening are just 7/4. They'd be even lower but for Fianna Fáil's categorical insistence that it won't do business with its old enemy.
But the question hanging on many lips is how different, in reality, are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil? Traditionally, it has been more about nuances.
Fine Gael was the party that always put the State first. Fianna Fáil was more about the nation.