'New politics' is best for stability as FF make all the right noises but FG forget about the bigger picture
These are scary times. After the Government's concession on Garda pay, a raft of public sector unions have immediately made similar demands and along with lower forecasts on economic growth, the Brexit threat and rising living costs, it looks like our whole recovery could be unravelling.
Strange as it might seem, the only element that might stabilise things and hold the line against the clamour for pay hikes is the 'new politics' and the role of Fianna Fáil within it.
The political media may not like it, but the 'new politics' situation secures the traditional centre in Irish politics and is best for the country at a time when we face serious instability.