Merger of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael would be a disaster for democracy
Oh how the once mighty have fallen. We hardly required further proof of Fianna Fail's epic plummet from grace. But, in Mary O'Rourke's advocacy of a Fianna Fail/Fine Gael coalition this week, we got it nonetheless.
Twenty-four years ago this summer, Fianna Fail was convulsed by the decision to go into government with the PDs.
Members – including some in the Cabinet – were outraged at Charlie's Haughey's shattering of the party's 'core value' of never going into a coalition.