Saturday 24 February 2018

Price for stability could be a 'Grand Coalition'

Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin Photo: Tom Burke
Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin Photo: Tom Burke


Despite all the current bluster and past history behind them, there is a hair's breadth between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in real policy terms and their overall philosophies.

They know it and the electorate knows it, which makes the prospect of a six-week, pre-election game of who-will-you-not-go-into-coalition-with as tiresome as it is predictable.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, who is arguably half-way through a painful rehabilitation process for his party, is under the most pressure to rule in or out potential coalition partners.

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