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'Throughout Brexit, Ireland enjoyed maximum solidarity from the EU.' Photo: PA

'Throughout Brexit, Ireland enjoyed maximum solidarity from the EU.' Photo: PA

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'Throughout Brexit, Ireland enjoyed maximum solidarity from the EU.' Photo: PA

'Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out," wrote Chekov. As limp talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael begin, it is to be hoped both "day-to-day living" and the mounting series of crises inform their discussions.

Whether they like it or not, the two Civil War parties have been forced into lock-step by history, and their long-term survival may well hinge on working together.

They have weathered something of an electoral storm, their weaknesses exposed by the electorate, but there still exists an opportunity to recover strength by rallying for the greater benefit.