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Shambolic to shameless - only Sinn Féin benefits from Leo and Micheál's obstinacy

Ian O'Doherty


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Indictment: “As Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael settle scores which are utterly inimical to the national interest, Sinn Féin TDs become more attractive with each passing day”’. Party leaders Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Frank McGrath

Indictment: “As Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael settle scores which are utterly inimical to the national interest, Sinn Féin TDs become more attractive with each passing day”’. Party leaders Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Frank McGrath

Indictment: “As Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael settle scores which are utterly inimical to the national interest, Sinn Féin TDs become more attractive with each passing day”’. Party leaders Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Frank McGrath

We're now four weeks into our post-election limbo and nothing has changed.

Actually, that's not entirely true. In fact, since February 8, things have become demonstrably worse on a number of levels.

The global economy has begun to tumble at an almost exponential rate. The housing, health and homelessness crises have continued to spiral into even darker territory. Boris Johnson - whose government announces its first budget tomorrow -seems increasingly intent on playing a dangerous game of chicken with the EU.