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Micheál, Mary Lou and Leo's power plays lead to housing or the ballot box

Gerard O'Regan


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Overnight, Varadkar and most of his party were suddenly thirsting for a Sinn Féin/ Fianna Fail get-together. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Overnight, Varadkar and most of his party were suddenly thirsting for a Sinn Féin/ Fianna Fail get-together. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Overnight, Varadkar and most of his party were suddenly thirsting for a Sinn Féin/ Fianna Fail get-together. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

After the deluge came an unexpected calm. All that passion spent. The torrents had swept all before. They laid waste to the political landscape.

On the ground, cherished old certainties were vanquished. A silent and awaiting Dáil chamber belies an upside-down world.

And yet. That morning-after-the-night-before feeling began to resolve itself. A revolution of sorts was born. But unyielding reality tempered things all round.