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'Knock yourself out': FF may let Mary Lou be Taoiseach of weakest ever government

Philip Ryan


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Option: Social Democrats joint leaders Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy might be inclined to throw their lot in with Sinn Féin. Photo: Stephen Collins

Option: Social Democrats joint leaders Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy might be inclined to throw their lot in with Sinn Féin. Photo: Stephen Collins

Option: Social Democrats joint leaders Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy might be inclined to throw their lot in with Sinn Féin. Photo: Stephen Collins

Mary Lou McDonald could well be Taoiseach but, if she is, she will oversee the weakest government in the history of the State.

Yes, she may convince some smaller parties and Independents to support her in a Dáil vote to be Taoiseach.

She might convince the 12 Green Party TDs to back her, which is likely. Possibly even the five Solidarity-People Before Profit TDs, although they'll be a handful.