Saturday 24 March 2018

Merger of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael would be a disaster for democracy

Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

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.

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