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Ireland takes the road left

Eoin O'Malley


The political centre of gravity has shifted and whatever happens next, Ireland is a left-leaning country now, writes Eoin O'Malley

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'It is the programme for government, A Shared Future, that was introduced last week that shows that the political centre of gravity is on the centre-left'

'It is the programme for government, A Shared Future, that was introduced last week that shows that the political centre of gravity is on the centre-left'

'It is the programme for government, A Shared Future, that was introduced last week that shows that the political centre of gravity is on the centre-left'

'The people voted for change and this is not change." That's the message we heard a lot last week. We'll hear more of in the next few weeks. It might not be change everyone believes in, but change it certainly is.

Not because of the 'historic' coalition between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael; that barely seems important now.

The change is the shift of the Irish political centre of gravity. Ireland is a left-leaning country now.