Saturday 26 May 2018

The strange mating ritual that must precede a grand coalition

Enda Kenny of FG (right) and FF's Micheál Martin: about to begin the coalition courtship dance? Photo: Maxpix
Enda Kenny of FG (right) and FF's Micheál Martin: about to begin the coalition courtship dance? Photo: Maxpix
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The envious, mischievous looks, the virginal posing and the cheesy smiles. The sleepless nights, the tossing, turning and surreal dreams.

The nervousness, the anticipation. Should we shake hands or should we embrace?

Who should make the first move? What will those closest to us think if we do it, and what will our friends say? The writing and rewriting of secretive messages, the tactful emails, the how's the craic texting, the plans. Will there be leaks?

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