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Sinn Féin must stick to type of change people voted for

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'Mary Lou McDonald accepts it will be “quite a challenge” for Fianna Fáil to sign up, while pointing out there is an obligation to act urgently.' Photo: Collins

'Mary Lou McDonald accepts it will be “quite a challenge” for Fianna Fáil to sign up, while pointing out there is an obligation to act urgently.' Photo: Collins

'Mary Lou McDonald accepts it will be “quite a challenge” for Fianna Fáil to sign up, while pointing out there is an obligation to act urgently.' Photo: Collins

Watching the movements of the political parties from afar, voters could be forgiven for wondering if they were being led on a merry dance; or are they already witnessing preparations for a funeral march for the 33rd Dáil.

The way party leaders are behaving is as if they had put themselves forward to go into quarantine instead of into office. All need to be reminded they are public, not party, servants primarily.

Fianna Fáil has decided not to enter talks with Sinn Féin. And Fine Gael holds a similar stance; discussions with the other parties are expected.