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Sarah Carey


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Blow: A second election would give Lisa Chambers another shot at transforming Fianna Fáil into a more modern party.  Photo: Gerry Mooney

Blow: A second election would give Lisa Chambers another shot at transforming Fianna Fáil into a more modern party. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Blow: A second election would give Lisa Chambers another shot at transforming Fianna Fáil into a more modern party. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Public relations consultant Karl Brophy put it best this week in a tweet: "Fine Gael agreeing to make a Fianna Fáil leader Taoiseach when they (Fine Gael) are at overall majority levels of support is the most Fine Gael thing ever."

Or as an irate party activist, who has spent 40 years fighting Fianna Fáil, told me; "We've the chance to wipe them out forever and instead we're bringing them into government!" Each referred to the 'Irish Times' Ipsos poll last week showing Fine Gael's support at 37pc and Fianna Fáil at a mere 14pc.

You have to admit, it looks bonkers that Fine Gael would accept minority status with these numbers.